Nam Prik Noom

Chilli Dip Northern Style

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Chilli Dip Northern Style

7 young Prik Noom*, seeded
2 medium size eggplants
¼  cup water
5 shallots, peeled
5 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons fish sauce
4 teaspoons lime juice
3 tablespoons stock
2 tablespoons cooking oil
3 boiled eggs

Fresh vegetables such as cucumber and string beans

Rinse and drain prik noom and eggplants. Cut eggplants into sections. Arrange in an oblong container. Cook covered at High (600-700 Watts) for 6 minutes. Remove eggplants, soak in cold water and drain. Spoon the meat out of the skin. Roast shallots, garlic on a plate, uncovered, at High (600-700 Watts) for 2 minutes and 2½ minutes respectively. Put eggplant meat, shallots, garlic and Prik noom in the food processor bowl, mix well and pour the mixture into a 1-quart container, season with fish sauce, lime juice and stock. Stir in cooking oil, microwave, uncovered, at High (600-700 Watts) for 2 minutes. Serve with boiled eggs and fresh vegetables.

Nam Prik Noom is one of popular dish in the Northern part of Thailand.

Note : Prik Noom : One kind of chilli, popular in Chiengmai, Northern province of Thailand.

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