|Thanks to my friend Lydia for introducing me to this premium brand of fish sauce!|
I'm not an expert on Asian ingredients, so years ago when I ran across a post touting Three Crabs Fish Sauce on a blog called The Perfect Pantry, I was more than happy to listen to Lydia's fish sauce recommendations. Shortly after that my step-sister Karyn asked me what I wanted from San Francisco and I requested a bottle of Three Crabs Fish Sauce. Then I discovered I could buy it at several Asian markets in Salt Lake, and now it's the only brand of fish sauce I buy. The fun side note to this fish sauce success story is that I also became good friends with Lydia from The Perfect Pantry and now we e-mail often to discuss all things blogging.
For those who aren't familiar with fish sauce, it's an ingredient used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking to add a salty flavor to the food. The smell is a little intense, but a small amount of this in a sauce or salad dressing really transforms the flavor to something memorable. I've been a fish sauce fan ever since I first tried Thai food years ago, but since I discovered this brand I've been using fish sauce a lot more often. Here are a few of my favorite recipes using it.
|Thai-Style Spice Cabbage Slaw with Mint and Cilantro|
|Thai-Inspired Turkey Meatball Lettuce Wraps|
|Spicy Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Salad with Thai Flavors|
|Wake Up Your Mouth Thai Cucumber Salad|
|Quick Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps|
(For other people who love fish sauce like I do, you can find lots more recipes where I've used it by entering "fish sauce" into the search bar located in the upper right.)
More Ideas with Fish Sauce from Other Blogs:
(Recipe from other blogs may not be South Beach Diet friendly; check ingredients.)
Vietnamese Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham) from White on Rice Couple
Thai Beef Salad from The Perfect Pantry
Brussels Sprouts with Cracklings and Fish Sauce from Viet World Kitchen
Vietnamese Ginger Fish Sauce (Nuoc Mam Gung) from Wandering Chopsticks
Thai-Style Omelet (Kai Jeow) from The Kitchen
I purchased the fish sauce in the photo myself and the company has no idea that I'm writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn's Kitchen Picks are things I will happily buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I no longer accept sample products of any kind. You can see the complete list of products I've chosen to talk about under the tab Kalyn's Picks below the blog header.