People also ask
What is fish sauce?
Fish sauce, or nam pla in Thai, is one of the basic ingredients in Thai cooking. It has a rich, translucent reddish-golden brown color and is added liberally to nearly all Thai dishes.
Is fish sauce as good as wine?
Believe it or not, fish sauce is as nuanced as wine攅ach brand or bottle can have its own characteristics, and some are better than others. Fish sauce is quite simply: fish and salt, more specifically anchovy. A general rule of thumb with cooking is that when something has few ingredients, quality counts for even more.
What is fermented fish sauce and how is it used?
Fermentation has been used for thousands of years to develop flavor in anything from fish to meat to beans to vegetables. Many cultures use or have used a fermented fish sauce, from the Greeks to the Chinese, but we most commonly associate it with Southeast Asian cooking.
What can I add to fish sauce for flavor?
For example, you could add sugar, garlic, chili garlic paste, and lime juice to make this seasoned fish sauce. Or, you could add ginger and a couple of other household ingredients to make this fantastic ginger fish sauce.