Fish Sauce

A thin, brown liquid made from salted fish. Its bold, salty flavor is used to season foods during cooking and at the table.

Recipes

  1. Vietnamese Tofu-Noodle Lettuce Wraps

    Here we toss rice noodles with crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs, tofu and a light, sweet, tart and salty Vietnamese dressing flavored with fish sauce and wrap the mixture in lettuce leaves. For a vegetarian version, use reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari in place of the fish sauce . Pass the mixture, ...

  2. Vietnamese Tilapia with Turmeric & Dill

    Sugar, lime juice, fish sauce , and chile make a simple yet classic sauce - one that's practically requisite at any Vietnamese meal. Here it's drizzled over fish fillets.

  3. Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup with Ginger, Chile & Cilantro

    Fish sauce varies in its saltiness from brand to brand. So it's a good idea to prepare the soup with the modest amount specified in this recipe, and then at serving time, pass around the fish sauce so people can season their portions with a touch more if they wish.

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Articles

  1. Spicy Shrimp Cakes – All Killer, No Filler

    Sun, 5 Jun 2016

    I love Asian-style fish or shrimp cakes, but almost never order them at restaurants, and the reason is a little thing called “food cost. “While the best tasting, and textured shrimp cakes are made with pure shrimp, chefs have always added some type of cheap, starchy filler to make the dish more profitable.   Oh sure, they call it a “binder,” but make no mistake, it’s there to stretch a pound of shrimp into two pounds of cakes. Home cooks have been known to do the same thing, for pretty much the exact same reasons, but if you want to enjoy shrimp cakes in their most pure form, I encourage you to give this a try. It only takes a few minutes to put together, assuming you have a food processor, but even if you don’t, they can still be yours. You’ll just need to pile up your ingredients on a cutting board, and using a large knife or cleaver, chop until you get a paste, which will take less time and effort than you expect. Maybe five minutes of the ol' choppa choppa, and you should have something very similar to what I achieved. You can play around with the flavorings here, and it’s not a bad idea to cook a small piece of the mixture to test for spiciness, salt, etc. And please, don’t overcook these. They only need a minute or two per side. Even if they are a little translucent inside, as they sit for a minute on the paper towel, they will finish cooking through. I really hope you give these a try soon. Enjoy!   Ingredients for 8 appetizer sized portions: NOTE: I made mine with 24-ounce of shrimp, but since it’s generally sold in pound units, these ingredients are for a two-pound batch 2 pounds raw peeled and deveined shrimp 1 rounded tablespoon finely crushed garlic 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves and stems 1 or 2 teaspoons sambal chili paste, or freshly minced hot peppers 1 teaspoon kosher salt (you can always start with 3/4 teaspoon, then cook some to taste, and adjust) 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon turmeric pinch of cayenne Panko breadcrumbs as needed vegetable oil for frying

  2. Better Than Takeout: Meatball Banh Mi

    Mon, 3 Aug 2015

    work. Get the original recipe here . The meatball recipe is a keeper in its own right. Asian flavors like scallion, fish sauce , and lime complement and contrast with the rich ground pork. Brown sugar’s molasses-hinted sweetness takes each bite

  3. Something’s Fishy About Chefs’ Newest Secret Ingredient

    Fri, 18 Oct 2013

    friendly. Are you ready for the new era of ... fish sauce ? As ABC News reports, fish sauce is having something of a “kale moment” in the States. While ..... or soy sauce,’ it’s ‘Let’s add a little fish sauce .’” Forgione is using the sauce, made from

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Videos

  1. What is Banh Mi Counter Intelligence

    Thu, 11 Jul 2013

    on:pickled daikon radish and carrots, sliced fresh chilies, cilantro and seasonings like sriracha chili sauce and fish sauce . Bánh mí It's a masterpiece of flavors and textures! And that's Bánh mí.

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    carrots, sliced fresh chilies, cilantro and seasonings like sriracha chili sauce and fish sauce . Bánh mí It's a masterpiece of flavors and textures! And that's Bánh mí. 
  2. What is Kimchi-Counter Intelligence

    Thu, 11 Jul 2013

    in a clay pot with the same vegetables used today! Like napa cabbage, scallions, and daikon radish. Also added: fish sauce . And red chilies! (It can get spicy). A touch of ginger, garlic, and sugar. The was sealed and buried for the

    Fish Sauce found at 0:10

    vegetables used today! Like napa cabbage, scallions, and daikon radish. Also added: fish sauce . And red chilies! (It can get spicy). A touch of ginger, garlic, and sugar. The was sealed and buried for the winter.

Food Blogs We Love

  1. Lapu-lapu with Cantonese Style Steamed Fish Sauce

    Tue, 5 Aug 2014

    Mix all the ingredients for the Cantonese Style Steamed Fish Sauce in a small bowl and set aside. Heat a small saucepan ..... on top of the fish. Pour the Cantonese Style Steamed Fish Sauce over the whole lot and serve! Bee’s original recipe

  2. Chicken Fried Rice

    Tue, 26 Jan 2016

    sauce, if desired. Oyster sauce will add a little sweet/savory flavor to the fried rice. Personally, I love adding fish sauce , in addition to the soy sauce. It adds a ton of umami flavor without weighing down the fried rice. Toss, spread out over the surface of the

  3. Vietnamese BBQ Tacos

    Fri, 31 Jul 2015

    shaved red onions, pickled cucumbers and wedges of fresh lime. The marinade is made of classic Vietnamese flavors: fish sauce , ginger, garlic and sugar. All easy-to-find ingredients at your grocery store. Vietnamese BBQ Tacos The marinade is

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