Fish Sauce Substitutions

Discover homemade fish sauce substitutes that cater to different diets and pantry limitations, adding savory depth and unforgettable flavor to your dishes.

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Soy sauce provides a salty and savory flavor, making it an excellent alternative in many dishes. Use: Substitute an equal amount of soy sauce for fish sauce in recipes.


Worcestershire sauce has a complex, umami-rich flavor with a hint of sweetness, making it a suitable replacement for fish sauce. Use: Replace fish sauce with Worcestershire sauce in equal amounts.


Both tamari and coconut aminos offer a similar salty and savory profile as soy sauce but are gluten-free. Use: Use tamari or coconut aminos as a 1:1 substitute for fish sauce.


In a bowl, blend together soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and a pinch of sugar until fully incorporated. Stir in warm water until the mixture is thoroughly combined.


Taste and customize to your liking; for more saltiness, add extra soy sauce, or enhance the depth of flavor with additional Worcestershire sauce.

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