Needed: recipe for "garum"

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2005/05/25 18:26:40 (permalink)

Needed: recipe for "garum"

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    GordonW
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    RE: Needed: recipe for "garum" 2005/05/25 18:41:58 (permalink)
    I always figured that "garum" was along the same lines as "nam pla" in Thailand, or "nuoc mam" in Vietnam, or "patis" in the Philippines. Providing salt, but an extra little pungent flavor. The kind of stuff that kicks up (damn, I hate that expression) noodle dishes and the like.
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    RE: Needed: recipe for "garum" 2005/05/25 18:51:24 (permalink)
    Wow; garum. I always figured the closest analogue (in our culture) was Worchestershire; I think I read that in Reay Tannahill's Food in History.

    http://www.foodreference.com/html/garumr.html

    http://www.romans-in-britain.org.uk/arl_roman_recipes-garum_fish_sauce.htm

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/garum.html

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    RE: Needed: recipe for "garum" 2005/05/25 21:16:48 (permalink)
    Anything like Garam Masala?
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    RE: Needed: recipe for "garum" 2005/05/25 21:30:51 (permalink)
    Short answer: No. Garam masala is a fragrant mix of spices for South Asian curries. Garum (liquamen is another common term) basically is little fish like sardines, layered in a vat with salt and maybe herb flavorings, allowed to sit in the sun and ferment for a week or so; stirred; and what drips out of the vat is garum. Of course, garam masala has its place, too....
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    RE: Needed: recipe for "garum" 2005/05/25 21:59:24 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by GordonW

    Short answer: No. Garam masala is a fragrant mix of spices for South Asian curries. Garum (liquamen is another common term) basically is little fish like sardines, layered in a vat with salt and maybe herb flavorings, allowed to sit in the sun and ferment for a week or so; stirred; and what drips out of the vat is garum. Of course, garam masala has its place, too....


    Nothing personal... But I think I just lost my appetite..

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    RE: Needed: recipe for "garum" 2005/05/25 23:24:49 (permalink)
    Yeah, I agree. Could it be an acquired taste? Not likely to see this at any Hardees anytime soon.
    I'll stick to using Garam Masala. I love it.
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    RE: Needed: recipe for "garum" 2006/05/24 19:38:02 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Parses6

    Homemade Garum Fish Sauce


    I large can sardines in tomato paste (Goya is a good brand)
    1 can King Oscar sardines in olive oil
    4 Tbl Worstershire sauce
    2 clove schopped garlic
    1/4 cup DelMonte catsup
    1/4 cup Hunts ketchup
    dash garlic salt
    dash chili powder

    Open cans of sardines (remove bones from large sardines)mash them together to form past (include all tomato sauce and olive oil from cans) Add other ingredients and remash until a thick paste. refriderate for a few hours and serve with saltine crackers



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