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Fish Sauce In Vietnamese Chicken And Mint Salad

Asked by FranMD1. Answered on 20th September 2021

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I really dislike fish sauce. Is there something else I can use instead in Nigella's Vietnamese Chicken and Mint Salad?

Vietnamese Chicken and Mint Salad
Photo by Francesca Yorke
Vietnamese Chicken and Mint Salad
By Nigella
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Our answer

Nigella's Vietnamese Chicken And Mint Salad (from NIGELLA BITES is a fresh and crunchy salad that has a dressing that combines the elements of sweet, hot, salt and sour.

Fish sauce is made from fermented anchovies and is quite salty, but also has a unique taste that is difficult to replicate. So there isn't really a direct substitute for the fish sauce in this recipe. You can use light soy sauce for the dressing as it will add some saltiness, but as it has a different flavour profile we would suggest whisking together the other dressing ingredients first, then adding soy sauce a little at a time until you get a balance of flavours that suits your own taste.

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