Faux Vegetarian Fish Sauce


Ingredients:
  • 500 ml (2 cups) shredded dried seaweed
  • 950 ml (4 cups) water
  • 3 cloves garlic (smashed but not minced)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp whole black peppercorns
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) soy sauce
  • 2 tsp lime juice (concentrate OK)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice (concentrate OK)
  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp) vinegar
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground garlic
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder

Dried seaweed is commonly available in "asian markets". The shredded type produces a richer sauce.


Method: 
  1. In a large bowl, add 500 ml (2 cups) dried seaweed + 950 ml (4 cups) water
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes
  3. Add garlic cloves + peppercorns + soy sauce + lime juice + lime juice+ vinegar + sugar + ginger + garlic powder + ginger + chili powder
  4. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to medium and cook for 30 minutes
  5. You can adjust the salt level by adding water
  6. Allow to cool
  7. Strain into a container


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