What is a good substitute for Fish Sauce?
What makes the best vegetarian substitute for fish sauce (nuoc mam) in Vietnamese dishes and condiments, especially nuoc cham (the nuoc mam prepared with acid, garlic and chilis)?
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Possible Duplicate: How can I keep pasta from sticking to itself? We have a spaghetti dinner at our church and the problem is is that we don't mix it in with sauce because some don't want sauce others don't want a lot of sauce some do. So my question is after I cook the pasta I put it in a colander to drain and it sets till ready to put in hotel pan on the steam table, however by then it's stuck together, how can I keep this from happening or how do I keep it from happening?
). The pasta I had with it was Rigatoni. However the taste turned out to be a bit bland. What can I do to spice up this recipe? I want it to be more intense,perhaps roasting the vegetables first and then frying them. Will that help? Otherwise what can I add to increase its taste? Thanks. Edit : Instead of having pasta with this sauce, can I have Ciabatta baked in the oven with it? ...I am thinking of making dinner tonight (probably pasta) and the ingredients that I have a courgettes, tomatoes and half a butternut squash. I am 70% vegetarian I first added olive oil, then fried