Originally Posted by jennyema
...Just a question for you: if you can get red curry paste how come you can't get fish sauce? ...
jennyema, I can't get red curry paste either. I can get yellow powdered curry and do tend to use it often in different dishes so it [red curry paste] sounds like something I would use more of (and quite frankly, something that sounds better!) so I was going to search on line and order some.
My misconception with fish sauce is two fold ...
First, I thought it was "stuff" that would go bad once opened which made me hesitant to order it since I only need 2 tbls. However, if it will keep forever, I'm more open to the idea of ordering it.
Secondly, the name makes it sound, well, gross. I each oysters fresh from the shell, all sorts of sashimi and sushi and use anchovies in a variety of recipes but "fish sauce" - ewwww. But if the majority of you are saying it's not really that fishy then, again, I'm more open to trying it.
Thank you ... Thank you ... Thank you to everyone's wonderful perspectives (i'm certainly open to more if people want to share)! I appreciate your advice and will let you know how the recipe turns out.