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. Thai-Style Sweet Chili Sauce – Nam Jim for the Win

    Tue, 7 Jun 2016

    As promised, here is my take on Thai-style sweet chili sauce, or Nam Jim , if you want to sound cool. I do a sort of hybrid between the cooked and fresh versions, and using this technique, I think you get the best of both worlds. If you can’t find these beautiful Thai bird’s eye chilies, you can make this sauce with any other combination of fresh, preserved, and/or dried chilies. Things like jalapeno, red Fresno, or Serrano chilies work great, as does habanero. If it’s hot, give it a shot. Above and beyond the array of deep-fried treats you enjoy this stuff with at your favorite southeast-Asian restaurant, it also makes an incredibly good sauce for grilled meats, especially chicken and pork. Even the most insipid boneless-skinless breast shines, once shined with this sauce. And I wasn’t kidding about the fish sauce being mandatory. It really is a key ingredient here, so I’m counting on you to either get some, or maybe sit this one out. As always, the amounts listed below are what tastes “perfect” to me, but what do I know? So, be sure to taste and adjust before you serve. I really hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for about 1 cup of Thai-Style Sweet Chili Sauce: 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon ketchup 2 teaspoons sambal chili sauce 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 6 cloves finely crushed garlic 2 tablespoons finely minced Thai chili peppers (or more of a less spicy pepper like Frenso, Jalapeno, or Serrano) 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  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

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

    Fri, 18 Oct 2013

    menu-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 ..... 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

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    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. Thai Chicken Burgers with Quick Pickled Carrots

    Tue, 5 Jul 2016

    Carrots, Asian sweet chili sauce, fish sauce , pre-shredded carrots make this a ..... wonderful, fruity, sweet flavor. Asian fish sauce – my favorite brands are Three Crabs ..... smaller batch, #1 best selling fish sauce on Amazon) We served the sriracha

  3. 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

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