Seasoning liquid made from salting and fermenting a variety of small fish. After allowing the fish to decompose in the sun, typically in large clay jars, the resulting liquid is filtered and bottled. It is dark brown in color, smells strongly of fish and is very salty. Vegetarian versions made from soy are available as well. Fish sauce is a key ingredient in Southeast Asian cuisines, especially in Thailand and Vietnam. It pairs very well with lime juice.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
No preparation required. Common recipes calling for fish sauce are: Pad Thai, Curried Noodles, Chicken Basil, and Fried Rice. It's recommend to use less fish sauce than more when unsure due to it's strong flavoring.
Conserving and Storing
Can be stored in cupboard.