Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Vegetarian Fish Sauce
A few of the recipes in the Momofuku cookbook call for fish sauce. In the past we've substitute soy sauce but at Niall's suggestions I made this version of Veggie Fish Sauce, found on Chowhound. I am reposting the recipe that's found a few replies into the thread, with minor modifications.
2 sheets nori (dried seaweed)
4 cups water
3 cloves garlic (smashed but not minced)
1 1/2 Tablespoons Szechwan peppercorns
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 teaspoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
3 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground garlic
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
In a large bowl, add the nori and water
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the other ingredients and stir. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to medium and simmer for 30 minutes. Adjust the salt level by adding water and allow to cool. Strain (through cheesecloth and a strainer) and then put in a bottle.