Nam Prig Pow

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nam prig pow

Nam Prig Pow   น้ำพริกเผา

Nam prig pow or chili paste is a dark brown paste from Thailand. It can be kept in the fridge for months. It is available here in the US in Oriental groceries in glass jars. There are many variations of this, but the core mixture is: shallots, garlic, shrimp paste, dry chili pepper, salt, and sugar. Frequently there is also tamarind paste and dried shrimp.

Actually, the term nam prig pow is used incorrectly.  It should be called nam prig pad.  Pad is stir fried.  The true nam prig pow is when all the ingredients are grilled and ground.  The nam prig pow in jars come from frying 'nam prig pow' in oil and add sugar.  However, now most people use the term 'nam prig pow' interchangable with 'nam prig pad'. 

Make your own Nam Prig Pow and Nam Prig Pad.

Recipes made with Nam Prig Pow

  • spicy clams with basil

    Spicy Clams with Basil

    Hoy Pad Prig

    Manila clams in spicy basil sauce.

  • mushroom tom yum
    Vegetarian

    Mushroom Tom Yum

    Tom Yum Hed

    Spicy and sour oyster mushroom soup with lemon grass broth

  • steak salad

    Steak Salad

    Yum Nua

    Spicy beef salad in lime juice, hot pepper and fish sauce

  • tom yum goong

    Tom Yum Goong

    Shrimp in clear spicy soup made from lemon grass, kaffir lime, hot pepper, lime juice and fish sauce

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