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. 

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