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Need a paleo Dipping fish sauce (nuoc mam cham)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 02, 2011 at 12:43 AM

A lot of vietnamese dishes require the use of a cooked fish sauce, which contains sugar, water, lemon, and fish sauce.

I've heard about Red Boat fish sauce, but I need an alternative to the sugar to get the sweet and tangy taste I'm accustomed to.

I'm tempted to use artificial sweeteners, although that's not very paleo... Any ideas?

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on November 02, 2011
at 04:32 PM

Realistically, how much sugar are you consuming in a dipping sauce?

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on November 02, 2011
at 07:26 AM

I'll try out the sweetener and use it in moderation. I'm about 80% paleo, so I guess I can make this an exception for now.

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on November 02, 2011
at 07:24 AM

Sounds interesting but I don't think it would last too long in the fridge. I don't want to have to make fish sauce for every meal. It's easier to just pour out premade sauce when I feel like making a view dish

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on November 02, 2011
at 02:40 AM

"Life is short. Enjoy the sauce." ... It's like the most perfect statement ever XD

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on November 02, 2011
at 04:06 PM

Red Boat is just the little fishies, no other additives. Are you avoiding coconut sugar and date sugar? As long as you're not eating it like Chrissy from Pecker then enjoy.

My sauce is: Red Boat, lime juice, coconut sugar, rice vinegar, chopped cilantro, garlic cloves, some chopped jalapeno. Whisk it all up and let it sit for about 1/2 an hour at room temp. It's yum, I promise.

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on November 02, 2011
at 02:31 AM

Stevia, honey or coconut palm sugar. I use stevia. Dipping sauce isn't really paleo so I wouldn't get too hung up on using a little sweetener. Life is short. Enjoy the sauce.

De0ac3e3479259bdcb1f84b4c7ab314d

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on November 02, 2011
at 07:26 AM

I'll try out the sweetener and use it in moderation. I'm about 80% paleo, so I guess I can make this an exception for now.

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2057)

on November 02, 2011
at 02:40 AM

"Life is short. Enjoy the sauce." ... It's like the most perfect statement ever XD

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on November 02, 2011
at 01:59 AM

yes, I need a good Paleo dipping sauce, one I haven't heard of.

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on November 02, 2011
at 12:56 AM

I would use a small amount of juice. Perhaps orange juice because it adds a citrusy tang and compliments the lime. I totally avoid juice in all other instances, but I understand the need for sweet to balance out the salty and sour in nuoc cham, so I'd probably be inclined to make an exception too.

Red Boat fish sauce FTW!

De0ac3e3479259bdcb1f84b4c7ab314d

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on November 02, 2011
at 07:24 AM

Sounds interesting but I don't think it would last too long in the fridge. I don't want to have to make fish sauce for every meal. It's easier to just pour out premade sauce when I feel like making a view dish

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