Nam Prig Pad

Richard.Blaine's picture

Sep. 20, 2012

This week I am making Nam Prig Pad I have spoken about this sauce on numerous occasions and this last week when I made my Pad Cha I used Nam Prig Pad again in the making of this Thai Food. I was hit with many emails this last week asking me to how to make Nam Prig Pad and for this reason I made this video. This sauce is so good in many Thai Recipes and as a BBQ sauce and wet rub for all kinds of food. Watch this video and make this sauce I am sure you will LOVE it!


Dried chilies 250 Gram
Oil 2 Tablespoon
Garlic 250 Gram
Shallot 2 , diced
Lemon grass 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , chopped
Shrimp paste 2 Teaspoon
Tamarind paste 3 Tablespoon
Lime juice 2 Tablespoon
Tamari 2 Teaspoon
Black molasses 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)



1.In a wok roast the chilly, until they are black. Take the seeds out and separate the pods.

2.In the same wok , roast the garlic in 2 Teaspoon of oil , until it turns golden , fry the 1 Cup shallots and lemon grass.


3.In a food processor ground the dried chilly pods, fried garlic, shallots and lemon grass.

4.In a pan, add the shrimp paste into the oil and let it fry .

9.Pop in the chilli mixture to the shrimp paste. To that you add 1 Cup of shallots, 50 Gram garlic, tamarind paste and 2 Teaspoon lemon grass and mix it well.

10.Add the black molasses to the wok and stir for a couple of minutes.

11.Squeeze in some lime juice for the citrus flavor.


12.Home made nam prig pad is ready and can be preserved for a few days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1711Calories from Fat 401

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g70.8%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1778 mg74.08%

Total Carbohydrates 321 g107%

Dietary Fiber 77 g308%

Sugars 139 g

Protein 46 g92%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet