Has anyone tried substituting anchovy syrup for nam pla ( thai fish sauce) in any recipe ( traditional or otherwise) ?

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Jon P. October 4, 2010
I believe anchovy syrup is also called "colatura," and can be found in small bottles (usually 200mL or so) in stores that carry a lot of specialty food ingredients. I know one can find it online at zingermans.com, which has been featured in Food52 in their "The Shop" section several times. I have been extremely satisfied with products ordered from Zingerman's.
 
Gale October 4, 2010
Its also called 'garum' - it's the same idea as nam pla but more intense. Zingerman's in Ann Arbor also carries it. It's interesting stuff with a very long history; fermenting little fish has been going on a long time. Use a light hand - you can always add a bit more.
 
porchapples October 4, 2010
( it is traditionally used in Italian cuisine, e.g. tossed with pasta or as a substitute for anchovies, though I haven't a clue as to how much to use)
 
porchapples October 4, 2010
I bought some and now am trying to find ways to use it.
 
porchapples October 4, 2010
Chefshop.com
 
Amanda H. October 3, 2010
Where do you get anchovy syrup? I've never heard of it.
 
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