Blis Gourmet Barrel Aged Fish Sauce
Good-quality fish sauce is rich and pungent, bold with the indescribable savoriness known as umami. It’s used liberally throughout southeast Asian cooking and we use a little here and there to add body to a broad range of sauces, dressings, soups and stews. This barrel-aged rendition of our favorite brand, Red Boat, is mellowed by 7 months of sitting in oak. Use this fish sauce “neat” over roasted salmon, halibut or scallops, toss with sautéed greens and lemon or blend with butter and smear over a freshly seared steak or lamb chops. It’s particularly good with lime juice, chili flakes and unrefined coconut oil over blanched chard.
Think of it as liquid umami that can be used in marinades, dressings, soups or stews.