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Pan-Fried Swai Fillets

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars

"My husband loves fish. Since I am allergic, I don't partake. Swai was on sale at the grocery so we picked some up. Since he has never tried it before, I decided to cook it in a familiar way for him. He devoured it. I served this with honeyed carrots and fried yellow squash."
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1 h servings 330
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine red pepper flakes, seafood seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Spread corn meal into a shallow bowl. Season swai fish with red pepper flake mixture and press each fillet into cornmeal to coat. Wrap coated fillets in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Unwrap fish and place in the hot oil; cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Add water, bring to a simmer, cover, and cook, flipping occasionally, until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes.


  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 330 calories; 14.9 28.7 19.4 57 239 Full nutrition

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I tweaked this a bit to my own liking. I omitted the red pepper and added onion powder instead. Because I am impatient and lazy, I didn't refrigerate the fish. After I coated them they went st...

Great instructions on how to cook fish well for someone without much fish cooking confidence. I had to use breadcrumbs, added rosemary in place of old bay, and no time for the refrigerator, but...

I'm rating this according to the way I cooked it since All Recipes no longer allows notes. In cornmeal I used 1 tbsp garlic , 2 heavy tbsp Cajun seasoning only. I did not ad the water. Fryin...

This recipe saved the day! It just so happened that the only fish that wasn't outrageously priced was swai, which I've only baked in the past. I live in Texas and I'm still WEEKS away from bein...

Great recipe! Tweaked by adding about 1cup of crushed cornflakes in the mix. But everything else was straight off this easy recipe. This is definitely a SAVE!

I love fish this was awesome

Substituted sole for swai , skipped the water called for in the recipe, served with mango salsa atop a bed of basmati rice— beautiful results

I am generally not good at frying, but it turned out well. Very easy to prepare. I added parsley flakes and rubbed sage to the seasoning mixture. My wife is very picky about her fried fish, so I...

I love this recipe! I used Louisiana Cajun seasoning and I omitted the water step but the fish came out so golden and crispy. I will make this again for sure, it's so easy