Thai Roasted Chili Paste, also called Nam Prik Pao, is a slightly spicy, sweet, sour, and salty condiment. It is made with dried chilies, garlic, shallots, dried shrimps, roasted shrimp paste, palm sugar, and fish sauce. The paste itself is very tasty and is used in many Thai dishes, such as, Tom Yum soup, stir-fried seafood, fried rice, etc.
- 60 grams (1/2 cup) Dried Shrimps, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes, drained
- 20 grams (1/2 cup) Big Dried Chilies, wipe with damp cloth, cut into smaller segments
- 9 to 10 grams (1/4 cup) Small Dried Chilies, wipe with damp cloth
- 60 grams Thai Palm Sugar
- 4 Tbsp Tamarind Paste
- 3 to 4 Tbsp Fish Sauce
- 3/4 to 1 Cup of Peanut Oil