Chinese fish sauce recipe
Now, don't run away just because we said the words "fish" and "sauce" together. In truth, if you are weirded out by where food comes from, or think that seafood is "icky, " you do not want to know how fish sauce is made. So just skip to the next paragraph. Everyone else: fish sauce, a condiment used all over the world, but especially in Asian cuisines, is made by fermenting fish and sea salt. Smelly process? Yes. But the result is something much, much more than the sum of its parts. When smelled and tasted alone, fish sauce can taste really funky, but when used in marinades, dressings, dipping sauces, etc., this magical condiment somehow manages to make everything it touches taste better.
Here are some things we think you should use fish sauce for:
- To marinate skirt steak for tacos.
- In place of anchovies in Caesar dressing.
- In Bloody Marys (sparingly, because a little goes a long way).
- And in all the recipes in the slideshow below.
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