Nuoc Cham

1 cup fresh lime juice (about 9 medium limes)
3/4 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup Thai fish sauce (such as Three Crabs)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 red Thai chiles, seeded and minced


Combine all ingredients in shaker and shake until sugar is dissolved.
from Cooking Light: This sauce is present at every meal in Vietnam and is drizzled over grilled meats, plain rice, or noodles. May also be accompanied by shallot oil (3/4 cup sliced shallots sauteed in 1/4 cup oil until brown, drained to reserve oil).