By Elyssa Goldberg, Bon Appétit
If you look up umami in the dictionary, we bet you'll find a big ol' bottle of fish sauce (usually made from anchovies, salt, and water) as the entry. A staple in Southeast Asian cooking, fish sauce adds a hit of funk, flavor, and depth to anything it touches. Don't be deterred by the pungent aroma; just a dash rounds out a dish in seconds. It's an easy way to convince your friends you cooked for 20 straight hours instead of 20 minutes. The surprisingly versatile condiment goes with everything, especially these 42 recipes.