Prepared Fish Sauce

This is an easy way to temper the pungency of prahok, or fermented fish; the aroma remains strong, but the flavor becomes subtle.

Prepared Fish Sauce
This is an easy way to temper the pungency of prahok, or fermented fish; the aroma remains strong, but the flavor becomes subtle.
Yield: makes About 1 Cup

Ingredients

  • 12 cup prahok
  • 1 14 cups water

Instructions

  1. Spoon prahok into a medium saucepan, taking care to include chunks of fish. Add water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  2. Gently press prahok through a fine sieve. Discard solids. Store strained liquid, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.