If you want to try a really authentic Vietnamese dish, fish in clay pot is a good choice. This highly popular dish is a classic example of a recipe designed to make a little go a long way. In this case, the fish is seasoned in a highly sweet and salty sauce and should be eaten with steamed rice and stir-fried greens.
Serves 2 - 3
3 table spoons of vegetable oil
Two cloves of minced garlic
½ teaspoon of minced ginger
400g of catfish cut through the cross section
4 tablespoons of caramel sauce
2 spring onions sliced thinly
1 thinly sliced chili
Heat the vegetable oil in a clay pot or medium frypan over moderate heat. Add the garlic & ginger, stir until fragrant, & add the catfish pieces. Cook for two minutes, add the caramel sauce and stir gently for 1 minute until the fish absorbs the sauce. Add the fish sauce. Simmer uncovered until the sauce has slightly caramelized. Garnish with the spring onions chili.