Fish sauce

Description

This is not the fish sauce so popular in South East Asia which is made of salted anchovies, fermented, but an easy sauce to make at home.

Ingredients

1⁄2 c soy sauce
6 T water
2 clv garlic (grated or mashed)
1⁄2 t brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring to the boil and simmer over a low-medium heat for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Strain into a bowl, pressing gently to get all the juices.

Notes

Substitute 36 salted anchovy fillets with 6 tablespoons anchovy paste.

This home made sauce can be used as a substitute for other fish sauces.

Nam pla - Thai fish sauce.

Nuoc nam - Vietnamese fish sauce.

Shottsuru - Japanese fish sauce.

Patis - Filipino fish sauce.

Yield
1 cup
Preparation time
10
Cooking time
10
Total time
20 minutes