Spicy Pickled Fish Sauce

Mahyaveh/Mahi Abeh

Preparation info

  • Makes

    1 pt

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      55 min

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

Made from dried anchovies. this smooth, salty, dark brown sauce is used as a condiment in small amounts to enhance the flavor of a dish (in a similar way to sriracha, the Thai hot sauce). It is used with various dishes: eggs, kuku, rice, or braises as well as on bread. I adapted this recipe from one by Halimeh Jonaybi in Evaz. These days the ready-made sauce is locally available at markets in Hormozgan. Packets of dried powdered anchovies already mixed with salt and spices are also availabl