I love Thai food. With an eye toward balancing sweet, sour, salty, and umami in every bite, even the simplest Thai recipes are delicious. But my biggest health challenge when working with Thai recipes is the sodium content. I'm all for salt for seasoning my food- it truly brings out all the flavors of a dish- but fish sauce is loaded with sodium. So here I use the smallest amount possible to still pack a ton of flavor. With its balance of fresh herbs, crunchy almonds, spicy jalapeño, and fried shallots, this recipe would make my Thai friends proud.