Coconut Fish Sauce

La puce dansante de la mer

A Coconut, Lime, and Cilantro Fish Sauce that goes excellent with Cabillaud, Halibut, Sea Bass, Mahi Mahi or other white fish.

“The Dancing Flea of the Sea”. What the hell? How did you come up with that one, Scottisto? Well, I really don’t know but I like the sound of the word in French – puce, and I wanted it to refer to the ocean and be original. Why dancing? That’s because the sauce can be made with different fruits and vegetables and just like dancing, that sauce is making its own moves. Watch out John Travolta, that flea has the moves like Jagger. That one there squiggles like Madonna.

This sauce is a dreamy coconut-based lime cilantro concoction. That’s the base. Then you add one vegetable – mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, peas etc. That fish I had in Maui had mushrooms. This time I made it with carrots. You should add one fruit- mango, banana, nectarine, pineapple. This time I made it with mango, last time with banana. Don’t add too much. It should be a surprise bite. An additional flavor that you do not get with every salivating mouthful.

I also add a little sesame oil.

Here is the link to the recipe

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