Prepared Fish Sauce

  • Serves

    makes About 1 Cup


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


  • 12 cup prahok
  • 1 14 cups water


Step 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.

Step 2

Gently press prahok through a fine sieve. Discard solids. Store strained liquid, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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