This recipe is one-third of proportions of the original recipe in the State Bird Provisions cookbook by Stuart Brioza and Nicoke Krasinski. For home cooks who are experimenting, it’s less risk and easier to rather test something as a small batch than use 4 cups of fish sauce as the original recipe calls for. This recipe makes 1 2/3 cups.
To break up the whole nutmeg, put it in a kitchen towel, then whack it with a heave pan to crack into several pieces. This recipe was adapted from Stuart Brioza and Nicoke Krasinski's State Bird Provisions
(Ten Speed Press, 2017).