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Oct 19, 2012 05:45 AM

Nuoc Mam?

I know it's unlikely, but I'm wondering if anyone has a salt-free substitute for Vietnamese fish sauce, nuoc mam? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Not really a sub but you could play around a bit with Bragg Liquid Aminos (more soy sauce-ish than fish sauce-y) as a sub

    OR use less fish sauce and augment with lime juice.

    Again, not the same, but there is no one-to-one sub for fish sauce, methinks. I could be wrong!

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    1. re: pinehurst

      Thanks -- I was thinking of lime juice, too. I've got a soy substitute -- basically molasses and rice wine vinegar. Will look into the Bragg as that is a new one to me.