Right out of the dehydrator.
Yeah! Excellent! Beef flavor with just a hint of Salt and Sweet. I see why you like this recipe, it came out excellent. (write up and Pics below)
The only downside is that my wife really didn't like the smell from the Fish Sauce while it was curing. Maybe if I add a dab of Garlic and mild Red Pepper flakes with one more Tbsp of Brown sugar (I actually went scant on the scaling up of the sugar this time) the curing smell might be a bit more acceptable. She likes the smell of Worcestershire sauce in the marinade so go figure.
ChefJimmyJ: I used the Thai Golden Boy brand fish Sauce; but I also bought a bottle of the Vietnamese Red Boat 40deg N brand. They both cost about the same on Amazon. I may try the Red Boat in this jerky recipe the next time I make it because one reviewer said it had less of a fish smell when heated.
You are right it is good as a table condiment, I believe I like it better on rice than even the Kikoman soy sauce we use. (the wife is complaining about the fish smell though. Any remedy for that you know of?)
I'll post the recipe and process later. Honey-do stuff now.