Nam Pig Pow is a type of chili paste that has many versions and names according to ingredients and colors. Nam Prig Pow's main ingredients are shallots, garlic, chili peppers and seasonings (salt, fish sauce and sugar). Common protein added to chili pastes are dried shrimp and dried fish. A more exotic addition to chili pastes can include waterbugs and various fish.
This particular type of chili paste is also called 'nam prig dang' or red chili paste from the reddish color from chilies.
My father often came back from a big banquet and ate his late night meal with of this chili paste. This is his recipe, simple and delicious.