Discover the Malaysian tradition of transforming fresh shrimp into the complex, rich umami belachan—fermented shrimp paste.
Recipe by Christina Arokiasamy; photo by Penny De Los Santos
Whip up the Malaysian staple of chillis, lime juice, and toasted fermented shrimp paste (belachan).
Learn this unique Lebanese recipe for Kebab King Chicken Shawarma, spiced to perfection and wrapped in masses of garlic sauce, chili and pickles.
Learn about the basics of dried curing, how you can start at home, and all of the gourmet foods such as prosciutto or gravlax you can make.
Start with kosher salt to draw blood out of the meat, use curing salt for cold smoking, and save the artisanal salts for finishing.
Safely brew fish sauce using small saltwater fish, crustaceans, or mollusks with this guide.
Try this quick Filipino ferment of rice and either freshwater fish or shrimp.
Join Peng Qignan and learn about his meat aging process and how he started his business in the mid-1980s during China’s first economic reforms.
Discover how easy crafting your own money-saving fermented masterpieces can be.
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