Beefless Stew: This hearty stew has everything you love about beef stew, but without the beef! It has large chunks of potato, carrot, celery, and onion, and portabella mushrooms stand in for the beef. Garlic, paprika, and fresh rosemary provide excellent flavor.
Making Sweet and Spicy Fish Sauce In a sauce pan, bring fish sauce and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about a minute. Avoid cooking the sauce too long to prevent evaporation which could lead to a saltier sauce. Remove from heat. Add ground pepper and dried chili flakes. The sauce will thicken as it cool down. Set it aside. http://vietspices.blogspot.com/2012/01/canh-ga-chien-nuoc-mam-crispy-chicken.html