All questions

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

asked by porchapples almost 8 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

6 answers 2171 views
Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 8 years ago

Where do you get anchovy syrup? I've never heard of it.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

porchapples
added almost 8 years ago

Chefshop.com

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

porchapples
added almost 8 years ago

I bought some and now am trying to find ways to use it.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

porchapples
added almost 8 years ago

( 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)

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Gale
added almost 8 years ago

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.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Jon Palmer
added almost 8 years ago

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.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)