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  • 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
  • 1 teaspoon mud fish sauce
  • 6
    Preparation 15min
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      TM 5
      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!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Using a dry fry pan, 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, lemon and mud fish sauce and mix for 5 seconds on speed 3.

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

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


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.

Pickled mud fish sauce 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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