09 jun Rotte(r)Visch – Winner Pitch Night 15
Introducing Rotte(r)Visch, the fish sauce made from fish produced in Rotterdam. No more throwing away up to 30% of the fish’s weight. In this project I want to ferment this fish waste stream for two to three months to turn it into a nice umami salty sauce which can be used as a marinade or taste maker in a variety of different dishes.
I have been gathering several recipes to make fish sauce both from ancient times as well as contemporary sauces produced in eastern Asia. By using fish guts in combination with herbs I am able to get a delicious clear fish sauce and a paste which might be used as a marmite like sandwich spread or might be totally horrible. The aim is the fish sauce but if the paste is also nice we will be able to reuse almost 80% of the fish guts!
I can get the fish entrails from Schmidt seafish or from local wholesalers in Rotterdam. With my current company I am able to get into contact with experts in fermentation that can give advice on the process of making the sauce. I am however still looking for the financial support and a way to make the final product, Rotte(r)Visch sauce available to consumers. So I hope you will give me the opportunity to pitch this project. So I can have the guts to make it known to the world!