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Do fish sauce and oyster sauce taste the same?
Oyster sauce and fish sauce are two popular Asian sauces used to enhance savory dishes. They both have a basis in the same umami flavor profile and are made from seafood, but do they taste the same? Can you switch them out in any recipe? This SPICEography Showdown will give you those answers and more. How does oyster sauce differ from fish sauce?
What is a good substitute for oyster sauce?
While soy sauce is an ideal substitute for oyster sauce, fish sauce has a distinct flavor, which cannot be replaced. However, soy sauce may work in some recipes that call for fish sauce. As the names rightly suggest, oyster sauce is made from oysters and fish sauce is made from fish.
What is oyster sauce used for?
It is used for marinating fish and meat, and as an ingredient in soups and casseroles. When mixed with lime juice, sliced green chilies and garlic, fish sauce can be used as a condiment. A tablespoon of oyster sauce contains 15 grams water, 2 grams carbohydrate, and 0.3 gram protein. It has a calorific value of 9 kcal.
What is oyster sauce made out of?
Traditionally, oyster sauce was made out of a reduction of the liquid in which oysters were poached (via Spiceography ). However, commercially-produced oyster sauce may very well contain significantly less oyster concentrate and instead have extra ingredients such as sugar, salt, and soy sauce.