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. Pan-Roasted 5-Spice Pork Loin – Pleasing and Teasing

    Tue, 12 Jan 2016

    Now that it’s been posted, I can admit this easy, pan-roasted pork loin was just an elaborate tease for a video I’ve wanted to post for years; the Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich! If you’ve had one, you’ll fully understand my excitement. If you haven’t, do not miss the next video. Having admitted my true motivation, I will also say that this very tasty technique is impressive enough in its own right. The misleadingly simple marinade produces big flavor, and by splitting/scoring the pork, we not only have something that absorbs the seasoning quickly, but also cooked faster, and more uniformly. I’ve been trying to get you to buy that bottle of Asian fish sauce for years now, and maybe this will be the recipe that does it. That really is a key here, as is the Chinese 5-spice powder. Mine included cinnamon, ginger, anise seed, fennel seed, and clove; but this can vary brand to brand. Whatever you find should work, otherwise, just combine equal parts of what I just listed, and you’ve made you own. I think this particular marinade works great for a 30-minute soak at room temp. Just keep turning it over every so often, and that’s it, you’re ready to cook. Or simply wrap and keep in the fridge for 2-3 hours, or even up to overnight. So, stay tuned for the upcoming bánh mì video, and in the meantime, I really hope you give pan-roasted pork loin a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for 4 large portions: 2 pound boneless pork loin roast, cut in half lengthwise, and scored For the marinade: 1/4 cup rice vinegar 3 cloves garlic, finely minced or crushed 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons sriracha, or to taste 1 teaspoon fine salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice powder 1 tablespoon vegetable oil for the pan

  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

    layered 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. Vietnamese Caramel Chicken Wings

    Wed, 20 Jan 2016

    entire full, unopened bottle of fish sauce . It went everywhere and we were ..... towels, and threw them over the fish sauce . Then we closed the door and went ..... the pungent scent of concentrated fish sauce . The sauce had gotten everywhere

  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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