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