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Homemade fish sauce- those who cook with store bought fish sauce, please advise

peskin | Aug 22, 2011 05:42 AM

Just tried out my new homemade fish sauce that I made with whole sardines, salt, and water, and let ferment for a good few weeks. Husband's reaction "Ewww, that smells so nasty! What did you put in there?!?! What a stench!"
But, he agreed, the taste is pretty fine. Does fish sauce always smell this much? (The main smell came when I boiled the fish sauce to pasteurize.)

Anyone else made fish sauce? Does it stink much more than store bought fish sauce?

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