“ When do I add lime juice to the dish? Same time as fish sauce or just before serving?? ”

Imogen from London

Hi Imogen,

It really depends on what dish you are cooking. For hot soups, I’d add lime juice just before serving (after you have turned off the heat). Heating lime juice can cause it to turn bitter. Cooking Thai Seafood Feast – Authentic style

In fresh salads, this shouldn’t be a problem and it can be added at the same time as the fish sauce. I’d recommend that you pre-mix the salad dressing made with fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar, and some chillies first. Keep the salad mix separate from the dressing, then add just before you serve so the dish stays fresh!

Let me know how it goes. Enjoy cooking!


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