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What is Fish Sauce?

By April 19, 2017June 20th, 2020Uncategorized

What is Fish Sauce?

Many times people look at my recipes and get nervous because they see ingredients they have never heard of. I was like that at one time too! What is Fish Sauce? Huh? What is that? You may get frustrated and never try a recipe with that in it. But you know what? You are missing out on an ingredient that makes food taste extra special!

What is Fish Sauce?

In this video I discuss what fish sauce is and how to use it. CLICK HERE to get the one I love.

One staple that every cook should have in their fridge is Fish Sauce. It is a special ingredient that takes good food to amazing food.  Fish Sauce, mushrooms and aged cheeses have something called “UMAMI.” Umami is a pleasant savory taste produced by What is Fish Sauce?glutamate and ribonucleotides, chemicals which occur naturally in many foods. Umami is subtle and not generally identified by people when they encounter it, but blends well with other tastes to intensify and enhance flavors; it makes food delicious.

Red Boat brand is traditionally fermented, not with wheat like most others. This bottle will last you a LONG time – you only use a few drops per dish, it’s strong stuff!


Recipes I use Fish Sauce in:

1. Deviled Eggs! Adds a special touch and everyone will want to know your secret!

What is Fish Sauce?

2. Low Carb Pad Thai

3. French Onion Dip

What is Fish Sauce?

4. Fat Burning Salad Dressing

5. Low Carb Orange Chicken 

6. Low Carb Risotto

7. Slow Cooker Philly Cheese steak

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8. Tender Cilantro Chicken

These are just a few recipes I use fish sauce in, but it tastes so great in any salad dressing. I also sneak it in just to give my meals that special flavor bomb my taste buds are looking for! Happy Cooking!


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What is Fish Sauce

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Jeanie says:

    Hello Maria, Your recipes are FABULOUS!!!
    I have your Ketogenic Cookbook and your Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cookbook. I cannot find your french onion dip in either one. It looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it. Thank you

  • Lyne says:

    I live in Quebec and can’t order on amazon.com. the bottles cost $94 on amazon.ca !!! Were can I can get in the USA. I will be going there in a couple of weeks.
    By the way. I love all your recipes. Can’t wait for your new book!

  • DonnaZ says:

    You are so right, Maria. Fish sauce was never a staple in my home when I grew up, but it is now! Fish sauce is a special touch to many dishes!

  • Lynn Holloway says:

    I remember pulling fish sauce from my fridge when I started doing the Ideal Protein diet because of the sugar in it. I’ll have to relook at the label.

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