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  • TM 5
published: 2017/04/05
changed: 2020/07/29



  • 3 brown onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 150g birds eye chillis, stems removed
  • 20g fish sauce
  • 1 lemon, juiced

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Recipe's preparation

  1. Using a dry frypan on high heat, fry the onions, garlic, tomatoes and chillies until slightly blackened, turning often. Alternatively you can put them under a hot grill for about 10 minutes, keep an eye on them to make sure they don't go too black.

    Place the grilled veggies into the TM bowl and chop for 2 seconds on speed 6.

    Add the fish sauce and lemon and mix for 5 seconds on speed 3.

    Taste to see if extra lemon or fish sauce is needed and adjust to taste.

    Transfer to a jar and store in the fridge for up to two weeks.

    This sauce is a great condiment to add to any dish - rice, noodles, steak, chicken, fish, eggs, vegetables - anything you like!


This is a traditional Thai chilli sauce so should be a good mix of sour and salty and is very hot and spicy!

For a milder sauce, deseed the chillies. You can use fresh or dried frozen chillies for this recipe.

A teaspoon of pickled mud fish sauce can be added when you add the regular fish sauce and lemon. This is traditional and can be found in Asian supermarkets. It is a fermented freshwater fish paste with a distinct strong smell and taste (not unlike shrimp paste or anchovies) used in traditional Thai cooking.

If you enjoy this recipe, please do come back and let me know what you thought - all feedback is welcome tmrc_emoticons.)

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    TM 5
    If you are using a Thermomix® TM6 measuring cup with your Thermomix® TM5:
    For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl.
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

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  • 16. October 2023 - 16:42

    Hey there,

    i would really love an alternative to the Mud Fish Sauce as i have not been able to source it here in Salisbury SA

    Thank you

    Amanda Soft

  • 29. July 2020 - 13:19

    This chilli sauce is spicy hot hot HOT! Amazing flavour with the charred vegetables. I eat this sauce with everything. Thanks for another great recipe! FIVE STARS

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