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Fish sauce........No Thanks

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 18,971

    just sayin' 'sounds' revolting doesn't mean it's revolting.

    first time you heard about sex i bet it sounded revolting.  


    :))
    Yeah, you right.
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  • Yea limberger cheese......I'm probably out on that!! lol

    I actually love fish just apparently not on a burger......I am going to try again tho with half as much fish sauce and hope to not be able to smell it on the finished burgers.

     

     

  • BTW.....Thanks for the info on the sauce....NOT!!! =)

    sure does ''sound" revolting!!

    :-O
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 18,908
    here ya go movikingsfan

    tuna steak marinaded in fish sauce with a cilantro lime fish sauce dipping sauce

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 18,971
    yum!  Great, now I'm hungry again and I'm stuck at work.
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Yea that tuna looks great!!!

    It just seems to me that the fish sauce would go better on well......fish, but i don't know. I am gonna try it on some burgers again tho. Maybe a different brand and..... just use less and smell it less!!!

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited July 2012
    that tuna looks revolting
    :))
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    edited July 2012
    just sayin' 'sounds' revolting doesn't mean it's revolting.

    first time you heard about sex i bet it sounded revolting.  


    :))
    This makes me seriously question where you might have been getting your information.  :D
    XL BGE
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 18,908
    the cooked grey area is actually ceviche, and your right, ceviche is disgusting
    :D
  • bclarksiclebclarksicle Posts: 117
    What I had ordered was Red Boat Fish Sauce @ 40n
    That's the good stuff. Highly recommend it.
  • bclarksiclebclarksicle Posts: 117
    and if you eat at Thai restaurants, there's a strong chance you're consuming fish sauce in nearly every dish.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 18,971
    That's good stuff.  First press, extra virgin.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,262
    yet still unopened.......
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 18,908
    and if you eat at Thai restaurants, there's a strong chance you're consuming fish sauce in nearly every dish.
    its the basis fro just about every marinade they have, even the garlic chicken
    :D
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,262
    @fishlessman ;    is the trick just not to smell it or get on your hands?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 18,908
    when you open cryovac pork butt and get that smell you wash it off and cook it, but its still hard to get past that sulfer smell that you get sometimes. same with the fish sauce, smell it and it turns your stomack, get it on your hands working it into the burger and you will smell it on your hands everytime you take a bite. use half whats called in the recipe. with the stirfry shaved steak i think any bad smell gets driven off with the high heat of the wok, might have something to do with how someone cooks a burger, maybe a stronger smell with low and slow burgers or low heat cooked burgers, i dont know
  • JohnBJohnB Posts: 174
    My understanding is that fish sauce is sort of like MSG or even salt, it's a flavor enhancer, not to be used because it tastes like rotten fish. I'm not a scientist, but it has something to do with how protein molecules bind to flavor agents. That being said, 2 tbls is a helluvalot of fish sauce! I'd recommend trying it again with 1/4 tsp, maybe 1/2 at the most. 

    I've used it in very small doses and it does help the flavor.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 18,971

    My understanding is that fish sauce is sort of like MSG or even salt, it's a flavor enhancer, not to be used because it tastes like rotten fish. I'm not a scientist, but it has something to do with how protein molecules bind to flavor agents. That being said, 2 tbls is a helluvalot of fish sauce! I'd recommend trying it again with 1/4 tsp, maybe 1/2 at the most. 

    I've used it in very small doses and it does help the flavor.
    You are correct - fish sauce was one of the first foods that helped identify the umami taste.  Glutamate is the amino acid, found in fish sauce, that is what enhances the flavor of the food it's used on.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umami
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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