Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Red Boat Fish Sauce (and Ten Favorite Recipes Using Fish Sauce)
In 2012 I recommended Three Crabs Fish Sauce
as one of the products I buy over and over, so let me start out here by saying I’m still a fan of Three Crabs and I’d happily use it in a recipe. But about a year ago I started hearing a lot of talk about Red Boat Fish Sauce
, and when I saw it in a new Real Foods Market
in Salt Lake, I had to try it. Some of the buzz surrounding this product comes from the fact that it contains only fresh caught wild black anchovies and sea salt, making it Paleo and Whole 30 approved. But if you like the umami-laden flavor of fish sauce, for me the main reason to spend a bit more for this brand is for the taste, which is amazingly smooth and has just the right combination of fishy-salty flavor notes. Fish sauce is not something you use in huge amounts, so for me it’s worth the money for a fish sauce that tastes this good. Even though I found it in Salt Lake, I’m guessing this can be hard to find, but you can Get Red Boat Fish Sauce from Amazon.com
if you can’t find it where you live.
Other Bloggers Who Recommend Red Boat:
Gastronomy Blog picks Red Boat Fish Sauce.
Nom Nom Paleo loves Red Boat Fish Sauce.
Paleo Cupboard picks Red Boat Fish Sauce as a favorite Paleo Product.
The Ravenous Couple loves Red Boat Fish Sauce.
Viet World Kitchen Picks Red Boat as one of her choices for premium fish sauce.
Ten Favorite Recipes Using Fish Sauce:
Fish sauce is pretty versatile and can add that extra-something to lots of dishes, especially Asian foods. Some cooks also use it as a substitute for anchovy paste, which I think sounds like a brilliant idea. Here are my ten favorite recipes from the blog using fish sauce. (If you’d like to see more, just enter “fish sauce” into the search bar in the upper left to see them all.)
I purchased Red Boat Fish Sauce myself and this 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 don’t accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me. You can see the complete list of products I’ve chosen under the tab Kalyn’s Picks
below the blog header.