Momofuku Fish Sauce Vinaigrette

This chile pepper originated in the mountains of South America and Mexico. Because of their appearance they are often called “Manzano” which means apple chile. This pepper can only be grown in these regions at elevations above 5000′ therefore making these very rare in the US.These chiles are unique in that they are the only ones that have black seeds. They are very hot and meaty. Rocotos are chopped and used in salsas or sometimes stuffed with cheese and meat and then baked.

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½ cup fish sauce
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
juice of 1 lime
¼ cup sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 to 3 small chiles, thinly sliced


Combine the fish sauce, water, vinegar, lime juice, sugar, garlic and chilies in a jar.

This vinaigrette will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.

Makes about 1 cup.