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Caramel Coated Catfish

Rated as 4.24 out of 5 Stars
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"Catfish cooked Vietnamese style, coated in a caramel fish sauce."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 404
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Mix 1/3 cup of water with the fish sauce in a small bowl and set aside. Combine shallots, garlic, black pepper, and red pepper flakes in a separate bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat 1/3 cup of water and 1/3 cup of sugar in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sugar turns deep golden brown. Gently stir in the fish sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Stir in the shallot mixture and cook until shallots soften, then add the catfish. Cover and cook the catfish until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes on each side. Place catfish on a large plate, cover, and set aside. Increase heat to high and stir in 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Stir in the lime juice and any sauce that has collected on the plate. Bring to a boil and simmer until the sauce has reduced. Pour sauce over the catfish and garnish with green onions and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 404 calories; 17.4 24.1 36.8 107 676 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is definitely a keeper. I substituted the shallots for 1/2 a white onion. I also substituted lemon for lime and did not have any cilantro. It still came out great! Thanks Everret!

Most helpful critical review

Word to the wise: seriously cut back on the pepper. Also, recipe works on any sort of white fish. So if you don't have or can't find catfish, you can substitute.

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This is definitely a keeper. I substituted the shallots for 1/2 a white onion. I also substituted lemon for lime and did not have any cilantro. It still came out great! Thanks Everret!

Wow! Best fish I've had in a long time. Thanks for the great recipe! My boyfriend was a skeptic about caramelized fish sauce but it was beautiful! I found the sauce to be a bit spicy for my tast...

I was afraid this was going to be too sweet but it wasn't. I didn't have fish sauce so I substituted Worcestershire sauce (as it is made from anchovies I've been told) and it added enough salti...

This is a very simple dish, if all the prep is done, then it takes about 20 minutes. There is a trick not mentioned here; after you caramelize the sugar, the water you add needs to be hot, oth...

Absolutely fantastic. The catfish looked pretty iffy at the market so I substituted haddock. If I made it again I would decrease the pepper- I enjoyed the recipe as is but it had too much bite...

OhMyGosh! I followed the recipe exactly and this dish does a dance in your mouth and made us all smile so big. It is DELICIOUS! I paired it with some stir fried noodles. For this Southern Boy wh...

pretty good....used brown sugar... and white onion from the garden...kids didn't know if they liked it or not....but then again they aren't big fish eaters....served over brown rice....cilantro ...

Word to the wise: seriously cut back on the pepper. Also, recipe works on any sort of white fish. So if you don't have or can't find catfish, you can substitute.

This was fantastic! I made it last week, and It was the first allrecipes meal I made. I'm making another recipe this week. I am competent in the kitchen, but far from expert, and I was able to m...