Salt and pepper sauce from Vietnam

As simple as this sauce is, like nước chấm it is an essential sauce in Vietnamese cuisine. Everything revolves around the proportions of the sauce; for a tangier sauce you add more lime, and for a spicier variant you add more pepper. The salt enhances the flavour of the dish. This salt and pepper sauce from Vietnam is called Muối Tiêu.

Salt and pepper sauce from Vietnam

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black pepper



limes, juiced

Preparation method

  • Mix the salt, pepper, and lime juice together.
  • Taste and then add more of one of the ingredients to taste if desired. 

Serving suggestions

  • As a dip sauce for fish, shellfish and crustaceans, poultry, or meat.
  • Add extra lime zest or spice up the sauce by adding a finely-chopped chilli pepper. 

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