Laotian Salsa | Jeow

It took me a few tries to figure out what Jeow means.

Turns out Jeow is a lot of things, but mainly any sort of dipping sauce, typically made with char-grilled veggies. Sometimes spicy. Sometimes not.

Always delicious.

It could be vegetarian or it could be made with crushed beetles.  Or anything in between.

I’ll skip to the chase: my version is beetle free.

Phew.

And it’s also really easy.

Recipe for a Simple Jeow

3 tomatoes
3 Thai bird chilies
1 head garlic
pinch of cilantro

And, if you’re not vegan, add several shakes of fish sauce.

Method:

Roast tomatoes, chilies, and garlic over a campfire, on a grill, in a comal  (flat pan available at Latino markets) over medium heat or in the oven until blackened and soft. Be sure to continually turn the garlic so it cooks evenly.

Peel and puree  with cilantro, fish sauce and salt.

That’s it! Enjoy…


Laotian Salsa | Jeow
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Turns out Jeow is a lot of things, but mainly any sort of dipping sauce, typically made with char-grilled veggies. Sometimes spicy. Sometimes not.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Laotian Salsa | Jeow
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Turns out Jeow is a lot of things, but mainly any sort of dipping sauce, typically made with char-grilled veggies. Sometimes spicy. Sometimes not.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 3 Thai bird chili peppers
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 pinch fresh cilantro
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Instructions
  1. Roast tomatoes, chilies, and garlic over a campfire, on a grill, in a comal (flat pan available at Latino markets) over medium heat or in the oven until blackened and soft. Be sure to continually turn the garlic so it cooks evenly.
  2. Peel and puree with cilantro, fish sauce and salt.

11 Comments

  1. If you ever decide to try the beetlejuice beetlejuice beetlejuice variety, I’d love to hear how it came out!

    • Sasha Martin says

      This is great – I was looking to try another variation. I like the sounds of this one (perhaps a little more mild, however).

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