Sweet Sauce for Spring Rolls (Thai)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup GOOD red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp fish sauce
2-3 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 carrot, shredded into fine julienne
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
Boil sugar and water in small sauce pan until reduced by 1/3 to 1/2 and the sugar is dissolved - 6 to 8 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in vinegar, fish sauce and chili pepper flakes.
Chill and just before serving, garnish with carrots and peanuts.
Great dip for spring rolls or fried tofu!