Vegan fish sauce: recipe for non-fish sauce too

Vegan fish sauce consists of purely vegetable ingredients and tastes very aromatic. We show you a simple vegan recipe for Asian seasoning sauce.

Fish sauce is a traditional Southeast Asian condiment made from fermented fish. Fish sauce is an important part of many traditional dishes there, especially in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. The intensely fragrant sauce gives the dishes their own character umami tastedescribed as meaty, salty or spicy.

But there are also plant foods that have an umami flavor. For example, soy sauce, shiitake mushrooms, miso paste or seaweed. Based on this, the taste of spicy fish sauce can also be imitated with purely vegetable ingredients. Because no-fish sauce is very salty, it will keep in the fridge for several weeks.

Make your own vegan fish sauce: recipe

Shiitake mushrooms add an umami component to no-fish sauce.
Shiitake mushrooms add an umami component to no-fish sauce.
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Vegan fish sauce

  • Preparation: about 10 minutes
  • Cooking time / cooking time: about 25 minutes
  • People: 0.3 liters