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Annatto Oil / Achiote Oil (Dau Mau Dieu) - fragrant infused oil for your favorite Viet dishes | recipe from runawayrice.com

Annatto Oil / Achiote Oil (Dau Mau Dieu)

This easy recipe for Annatto Oil is one every home cook should learn. Annatto Oil is an essential ingredient in many Asian and Latin dishes. Mild tasting and fragrant, the oil adds vibrant orange-red color to foods. Unlike chemical food colors and dyes, Annatto Oil is all-natural. The pebble-like Annatto seeds impart beautiful red color […]

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Add flavor and color to your braised dishes with this unique caramel syrup.

Caramel Sauce (Nuoc Mau)

If you’re envisioning a sweet syrupy sauce to drizzle on top of ice cream and cakes, sorry friends, this is not that recipe.  This caramel sauce is made by cooking sugar to a dark molasses-like consistency that is slightly sweet and slightly bitter.  The sauce is then used to marinate meats or to add subtle flavor and color to dishes during cooking.  […]

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Sweet and Sour Sauce (Sot Chua Ngot)

Sweet and Sour Sauce (Sot Chua Ngot)

This dipping sauce seems to be everyone’s favorite–at least in my circle of family and friends.  I have some family members who will not eat egg rolls without this delectable sauce and I serve it almost as frequently as my Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce.  This recipe is really easy and fast to make.  My secret ingredient (well, not so […]

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Dipping Sauce Trio

Dipping Sauces (Nuoc Cham) – 3 Essential Recipes

Here’s a trio of delicious dipping sauces to serve with your favorite spring rolls, lettuce wraps, sandwiches, etc… The sauces can also be used as salad dressings or as meat marinades.  The Honey Lemongrass Lime goes great with chicken or fish.  The Hoisin Sesame Ginger is amazing with pork.  The Spicy Peanut which seems to be everyone’s favorite goes […]

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Vodka 5-Spices Marinade | recipe from runawayrice.com

Vodka 5-Spice Marinade (Ruou Thom)

This 5-spice marinade is an easy to make, must-have seasoning.  It works wonderfully with all types of meats and seafood.  Add a splash to noodles and veggie stir-frys to perk up the flavors.  I love the fragrant yet subtle taste.  Go ahead and make a few extra bottles and give them to your family and […]

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Honey Lemongrass Dressing | recipe from runawayrice.com

Honey Lemongrass Dressing

If you’re bored with the standby salad dressings, here’s a flavor infusion to tantalize your taste buds.   This easy dressing is made with just a few ingredients.  You can find lemongrass paste in the produce section of your grocery store.  Mine was packaged in a 4-ounce tube, similar to toothpaste.  The product lists the first two […]

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Roast Pork (Thit Xa Xiu) - Gluten-Free Homemade Marinade | recipe from runawayrice.com

Roast Pork (Thit Xa Xiu)

Sweet and savory Roast Pork (Thit Xa Xiu) is a must-have and must-know recipe for all Asian food lovers.  Roast pork is used as an ingredient in many Asian dishes from stir-fries and noodle soups to sandwiches and steamed buns. Learn this easy Roast Pork (Thit Xa Xiu) recipe and you have a healthy alternative to […]

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Gluten-Free Soy Dipping Sauce | recipe from runawayrice.com

Gluten-Free Soy Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham Xi Dau)

This recipe is a great vegetarian alternative to dipping sauces made with fish sauce. I use a gluten-free tamari which I find has a smoother, mellower taste than traditional soy sauce. This recipe uses ingredients similar to my fish sauce dipping sauce but I substitute rice wine vinegar for the distilled vinegar. Rice wine vinegar is sweeter […]

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