7 Best Fish Sauce Substitutes – Tricks and Tips

7 Best Fish Sauce Substitutes

There are so many yummy sauces that can take any meal from boring to extraordinary–and one of the best is fish sauce.

“Fish sauce is from fish or krill that has been salted and then fermented. It is typically used in cooking or marinades,” explains registered dietitian Jonathan Valdez, RDN, owner of Genki Nutrition and a spokesperson for the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “It has a pungent smell with a caramel-y color—or it can be a little darker, closer to soy sauce.”

While it’s commonly used in Asian dishes, it adds flavor–especially salt—to lots of food.

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