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How to cook clay pot fish (ca kho)

Cook Clay Pot Fish (Ca Kho)

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Boil a shallow pot of water to clean the catfish

Boil a shallow pot of water to clean the catfish

Remove pot from heat, dredge fish in hot water for 20 seconds on each side to loosen dirt

Remove pot from heat, dredge fish in hot water for 20 seconds on each side to loosen dirt

Use a knife to scrape off dirt

Use a knife to scrape off dirt

Clean the inside as well

Clean the inside as well

Once the fish is clean, cut into 1 inch pieces, pat dry with paper towels.

Once the fish is clean, cut into 1 inch pieces, pat dry with paper towels.

Thin slice 3 stems of scallions

Thin slice 3 stems of scallions

Marinate the fish with 1 tsp brown sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, scallions and fresh cracked black pepper for 10 hours.

Marinate the fish with 1 tsp brown sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, scallions and fresh cracked black pepper for 10 hours.

Mince one shallot, 2 cloves of garlic and the stems of 3 green onions

Mince one shallot, 2 cloves of garlic and the stems of 3 green onions

Prepare the pork belly by boiling in water with 1 tbs cooking wine for a few minutes

Prepare the pork belly by boiling in water with 1 tbs cooking wine for a few minutes

Remove the pork belly from the water and slice thinly

Remove the pork belly from the water and slice thinly

Drizzle caramel over the fish until coated

Drizzle caramel over the fish until coated

The final marinated fish should look like this

The final marinated fish should look like this

Cook pork belly in frying pan until fat melts and pork is brown

Cook pork belly in frying pan until fat melts and pork is brown

Add green onion, garlic and shallots, and tablespoon brown sugar to the pork

Add green onion, garlic and shallots, and tablespoon brown sugar to the pork

Add fish to the pan and brown both sides, once browned add 3 tablespoons of fish sauce then simmer for 5-10 minutes

Add fish to the pan and brown both sides, once browned add 3 tablespoons of fish sauce then simmer for 5-10 minutes

Add 1/3 cup of coco Rico or fresh coconut juice and water, reduce

Add 1/3 cup of coco Rico or fresh coconut juice and water, reduce

Simmer until the sauce is reduced, add brown sugar, salt and pepper to taste.

Simmer until the sauce is reduced, add brown sugar, salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with green onion and serve!

  • 1.0tsp Brown sugar
  • 1/2tsp Salt
  • 3.0 Green onion stalks
  • Ground black pepper
  • 3.0lb Catfish