I’m a long-time fan of Red Boat Fish Sauce, and here’s a great collection of Low-Carb Recipes Using Fish Sauce! Fish Sauce can add that extra something to Asian dishes, but see my suggestions for vegetarian or low-sodium options if you prefer. 

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Years ago I started hearing a lot of talk about Red Boat Fish Sauce, and when I saw it in a market in Salt Lake, I had to try it. Some of the buzz surrounding Red Boat Fish Sauce comes from the fact that it contains only fresh caught wild black anchovies and sea salt, making it Paleo and Whole 30 approved, and of course it also has zero carbs.

But if you like the umami-laden flavor of fish sauce, for me the main reason to spend 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. And this shout-out has links to all my favorite low-carb recipes that use fish sauce, hope you enjoy trying some!


Kalyn's Kitchen Picks: Red Boat Fish Sauce (and Ten Favorite Recipes Using Fish Sauce) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Where Can You Buy Red Boat Fish Sauce?

Most natural foods stores will probably carry Red Boat Fish Sauce but you can also get Red Boat Fish Sauce (affiliate link) online if you can’t find it where you live.

What Can You Use in these recipes for Vegetarian or Lower-Sodium Fish Sauce?

If you’re vegan or vegetarian and don’t want to use fish sauce, Vegetarian Fish Sauce (affiliate link) is available online or at many Asian markets, and many of the vegetarian fish sauce products are much lower in sodium than regular fish sauce. You can also make your own vegan fish sauce. And in most of these recipes you can also just replace the fish sauce with more soy sauce and the flavor will still be tasty, although not quite as authentic as it would be if you used fish sauce.

Favorite Low-Carb Recipes Using Fish Sauce:

Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Larb Salad finished salad on plate
Thai-Inspired Turkey Larb Salad is one of my long-time favorite dishes that use fish sauce.

Shrimp and Cucumber Noodle Salad with Thai Flavors found on KalynsKitchen.com
Cucumber Noodle Salad with Shrimp is refreshing and delicious!

Thai Cucumber Salad close-up photo in serving bowl with plates, forks, salt, and pepper.
I’m pretty crazy about this Thai Cucumber Salad and I make this as a side dish all year.

Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps finished lettuce wraps on serving plate with sauce
Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps are so delicious and easy to make, and this makes a lot so you might have enough for another meal!

Caesar Salad with Kale, Romaine, and Shaved Parmesan close-up image of finished salad
In this tasty Caesar Salad with Kale, Romaine, and Shaved Parmesan you can use fish sauce to replace the anchovies that are traditional in Caesar Salad dressing!

Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps two lettuce wraps with Sriracha in background
Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps are something I’ve made over and over for a quick low-carb dinner option.

Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Stir-Fry finished dish on serving plate
Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Stir-Fry is a stir-fry recipe that’s been super popular on the blog!

Asian Lettuce Cups with Spicy Ground Turkey finished lettuce cups with peanuts
Asian Lettuce Cups with Spicy Ground Turkey are a favorite dinner in my extended family, and this is a dinner that’s always so tasty!

Thai-Style Spicy Cabbage Slaw with Mint and Cilantro finished salad in serving bowl.
Thai Cabbage Slaw is an interesting slaw variation that’s loaded with Thai flavors.

Sriracha Beef Cabbage Bowl title photo
Sriracha Beef Cabbage Bowl is another favorite recipe, inspired by Low-Carb Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps!

More Low-Carb Recipes with Fish Sauce:

Cucumber Ribbon Salad

Stir-Fried Tofu with Eggplant

Thai Broccoli Salad

Spicy Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Salad

Vietnamese Cabbage Salad with Chicken

About Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks

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 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 at Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.

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