Thu's Fish Sauce Version #1

from the kitchen of Chef Paul Prudhomme

Makes about 1¼ cups

After reading recipes sent from Hawaii by our friend Thu, I thought I'd like to make a fish sauce from scratch, instead of the prepared sauce called for.
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 chopped small fresh serrano or other chile pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
juice of 1 lime
1 cup shrimp stock
½ teaspoon soy sauce
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chopped dried shrimp
how to prepare

Combine all the ingredients and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably 4 hours, and serve at room temperature.  Refrigerate any leftover sauce. 

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