|Type||Dip or chili sauce|
|Place of origin||Thailand|
|Region or state||Southeast Asia|
|Created by||Thai people|
|Main ingredients||Chili peppers|
Nam Phrik Num (Thai: น้ำพริกหนุ่ม; pronounced [nám pʰrík nùm]) is one kind of “Nam phrik”. It is normally served on small saucers placed by the main dish as a condiment or dip for bland preparations, mostly dip with raw or boiled greens, sticky rice, or pork snack.
Nam phrik num is made from fresh green or yellow chilis, long green aubergines, shallots, garlic, coriander leaves, and may contain Asian fish sauce, and fresh lime or lemon juice, all of which is pounded in a mortar. It is regularly served with rice and fresh seasonal vegetables.
Roast the chilies, aubergine, garlic, and whole shallots until the vegetables are soft or the skins just start to turn black. Cut off the skin of the chilies and discard the seeds to make it less spicy if desired. Finely chop chilies, shallots, and garlic and transfer to a bowl. To add more taste, add coriander leaves, fish sauce, and lemon juice and stir until all ingredients are mixed well. The taste balance of Nam phrik num should be hot and sharp. If it is too hot add a little more sugar, lime juice or fish sauce. To blend and mellow flavors, leave covered for 30 minutes. Serve with rice, spring onions, kap moo (pork crackling) and fresh or boiled vegetables.
A serving size of 100 grams (3.5 oz) of Nam Phrik Num has 56.61 kilocalories, calories from fat 6.21 kilocalories, 0.69 grams (0.02 oz) fat, 3.31 grams (0.12 oz) protein, 9.29 grams (0.33 oz) carbohydrate, and 4.97 grams (0.18 oz) fiber. Nam Phrik Num gives low level of fat and energy, but high level of fiber. The number of phenolic compounds in Nam phrik num is 499 mg GAE/100 g and it can neutralize free radicals (DPPH antioxidant activity; IC50) 0.29 grams per liter.