If you’re planning on cooking some authentic asian dishes during your Whole30 program, a compliant fish sauce will likely be a necessity!
Let’s talk about how to find a compliant Whole30 fish sauce, online and in stores.
Compliant Whole30 Fish Sauce: Where to Find It
Good news – there’s actually a fish sauce that is officially endorsed by the Whole30 program. Give it up for Red Boat Fish Sauce!
What’s so great about Red Boat? It only contains first press sauce, from wild caught anchovies, and sea salt. That’s it!
Red Boat fish sauce also sources fish from local fisherman, which is definitely a plus.
Most other fish sauces contain water, sugar, and other additives you really don’t want in your fish sauce. So if you want the best quality that’s also Whole30 compliant, go with Red Boat.
Where Do I Find It? Red Boat Fish Sauce can be found on Thrive Market online or Amazon. You should also be able to find it in most local Whole Foods brick and mortar stores. It’s also been spotted at Trader Joe’s.
Whole30 Fish Sauce: Compliant Ingredients & Not-So-Compliant
As explained in our description of Red Boat Fish Sauce, ideally you want a fish sauce that contains just fish and salt. Most store bought varieties of fish sauce contain preservatives and sugar, which are no go-s.
Fish Sauce Alternatives / DIY Solution
Can’t find any Red Boat fish sauce near you? No worries – you can whip up a decent alternative at home. It’s worth noting that the fermentation process is what really makes a good fish sauce, so your concoction won’t be quite on point, but for many, it’ll be close enough!
Just take 1 tablespoon of anchovy paste and mash with 1 tablespoon of coconut aminos. If you want to make a bigger batch, use a food processor to get the ingredients finely mixed!
Have you tried Red Boat fish sauce? What do you think of it? Share your thoughts in the comments!