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Pickled Leek and Chile Sauce

Pickled Leek and Chile Sauce
Andrea Nguyen

This condiment for Bún Cá Kiên Giang: Fish and Shrimp Rice Noodle Soup adds big flavors to any noodle soup and would be tasty spooned over stir-fried vegetables or grilled fish or meat. Asian leeks, which are more like shallots ... Read more

Total time: 5 minutes | Makes about ¾ cup
  • 1 can (6½ ounces) Vietnamese pickled leeks
  • 4 fresh Thai or serrano chiles, finely chopped with seeds, plus more
  • ¼ cup fish sauce, plus more

Step 1Pull the leeks out of their pickling liquid, reserving the liquid. Finely chop the leeks.

Step 2Place the chopped leeks in a medium bowl, along with the chiles, fish sauce and 2 tablespoons of the pickling liquid. Stir well. Taste and add more chiles, fish sauce or pickling liquid if desired.

Note: Make ahead: The sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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