How To Make Ford Fry's Nam Prik Pao Sauce | Tasting Table Recipe

This Thai sauce is not for the timid

Atlanta restaurateur Ford Fry of King + Duke puts a spin on the classic Thai spicy chile sauce, nam prik pao, by adding lemongrass, honey and fresh lime juice and infusing it with Thai basil. Spoon over some roast chicken or toss with your favorite roast vegetables.

To learn more, read "Ford Fry's Secret Weapon."

Recipe adapted from Ford Fry, King + Duke, Atlanta, GA

Ford Fry's Nam Prik Pao Sauce
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How to make Atlanta Chef Ford Fry's Nam Prik Pao Sauce. 
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Total time: 20 minutes
  • 10 Thai chiles, stemmed and roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped lemongrass (about 1 stalk, trimmed, outer leaves removed, pale-green parts only)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup nam prik pao (Thai sweet chili paste), such as Pantai or Maeri brand 
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • ½ cup loosely packed Thai basil leaves
  1. Place the chiles and lemongrass in a food processor and blend until finely minced. Combine the chile-lemongrass mixture and the honey in a small bowl and allow to infuse for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours. Add the remaining ingredients, cover and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight to infuse. Remove and discard the Thai basil before using. Will keep for up to 4 months.
Calories per Serving 177
Total Fat 1.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 42.6 g
Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
Total Sugars 30.4 g
Sodium 1,435.6 mg
Protein 5.6 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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