Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Three Crabs Fish Sauce
I love the the Umami flavors that fish Sauce adds to Asian Foods and for years Three Crabs Fish Sauce has been one of my favorite brands. And through the years of using fish sauce, I’ve tried more and more recipes with fish sauce that have become favorites! Have you cooked with this Asian ingredient?
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 this type of fish sauce at several Asian markets in Salt Lake, and now it’s one of only two fish sauces 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.
What is Fish Sauce?
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. And some of my favorite Asian dishes are recipes that use fish sauce!
What other fish sauce do I like?
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. Check out my post about Red Boat Fish Sauce to see my other favorite Fish Sauce and even more ideas for using it!
My Favorite Recipes with Fish Sauce:
Recipes with Fish Sauce from Other Blogs:
Vietnamese Fish Sauce Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Mam Cham) from White on Rice Couple
Thai Beef Salad from The Perfect Pantry
Brussels Sprouts with Cracklings and Fish Sauce from Viet World Kitchen
Pad Thai from Gimme Some Oven
Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce from Simply Recipes
About Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks:
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 happily buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don’t accept sample products of any kind from the many companies who offer to send them to me. You can see the complete list of products I’ve given my stamp of approval to at Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.