Red Boat Fermented Fish Sauce (Mắm Nêm) $13.95

Silicon Valley engineer Cuong Pham started his company in 2011 as an effort to recreate the bold flavors and intense aromas of his native Vietnam and make them available to home cooks in the States.

With a commitment to transparency and sustainability, Red Boat has revitalized the fish sauce industry on Phú Quốc, once famous for its traditional fishing communities and fish sauce factories.

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Use Mắm Nêm in small amounts as a substitute for anchovies, especially in recipes that call for mincing and melting down anchovies in sauce—try it for our Venetian-inspired Pasta with Golden Onions and Breadcrumbs or Pasta with Seared Cauliflower and Garlic. You can also use it to make a Caesar dressing or in Bagna Cauda with Charred Broccoli, a dip from the Piedmont region of Italy that is as good on the bittersweet broccoli as pulled out of the recipe and served with raw vegetables or smeared on crusty bread.

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