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. Thanksgiving Leftover Special: Tom Turkey Kha Gai

    Tue, 25 Nov 2014

    One of the great blessings, and curses, of Thanksgiving is leftover turkey. The next day it’s great reheated, or made into sandwiches, but by Day 3 you want something that tastes like not turkey. That’s where this spicy Thai coconut soup recipe comes in. This is my take on Tom Kha Gai, and as usual I make no claim as to its authenticity. I do know it tastes amazing to me, and will make you forget you even roasted a turkey. There’s lots of everything going on here, so be prepared to adjust radically to your tastes. It should be fairly spicy, sweet, sour, and salty, all at the same time.  If you can, see if you find galangal, or galanga root, as it's sometimes called. It looks like a thin-skinned ginger, with a sort of similar flavor, although people that make this soup for a living will say it's much different and far superior. I decided to use ginger, since that's what the majority of my audience will use, but I thought it was worth mentioning, in case you live in an area where this rhizome is available.       As far as the chili oil goes, all I did was mash together a couple tablespoons of sambal with twice as much vegetable oil with a mortar and pestle. Once it settles, the gorgeous, red oil rises to the top, and you’re ready to drip. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving, and that some of your leftover turkey finds its way into this delicious soup. Enjoy! Ingredients for 4 serving:  6 cups turkey or chicken broth 3” piece ginger, sliced thin 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, bruised and sliced kefir lime or lemon leaves, sliced 2 tbsp cilantro stems 1/2 tsp chili flakes, or to taste Simmer for 15 minutes Add: 1 pound cubed turkey or chicken 1 cup little mushrooms 2 tsp sugar 2 tbsp. fish sauce 1 (13-oz) can coconut milk 1/4 cup lime juice 1/4 cup green onion 2 tbsp chopped cilantro leaves Chili oil, cilantro leaves, and lime wedges to garnish

  2. Fresh and Flavorful Thai Steak Salad with Noodles

    Wed, 18 Jun 2014

    great addition if you have it on hand. I made the dressing in a small saucepan and added a dash of fish sauce to deepen it’s flavors. Fish sauce is a secret ingredient in Asian cooking that brings out the complex umami flavors and tang that you find

  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 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.
  2. 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. 

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 Pumpkin Soup

    Tue, 28 Oct 2014

    main ingredients, the red curry paste , broth, coconut milk and pumpkin puree along with some seasonings including fish sauce , sugar and lime juice. These seasonings are there to create a perfect balance of salty, sweet and sour along with

  3. Thai Chicken with Basil

    Wed, 25 Jul 2012

    garlic clove, peeled 2 1/2 teas fish sauce , plus extra for serving 1 1/2 ..... small bowl and stir in 1 1/2 teas fish sauce , oyster sauce, sugar, and vinegar ..... pulse chicken and remaining 1 teas fish sauce in food processor until meat is coarsely

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