Catfish Clay Pot Recipe

Catfish Clay Pot


  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 12 oz of catfish (or any freshwater fish) fillet cut into 3" pieces
  • 4 scallions cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 heads of baby bok choy
  • ground black pepper
  • rough chop cilantro to garnish

How to make Catfish Clay Pot

In a clay pot or ceramic pot, mix sugar with 1 tbsp water over high heat to a light caramel color. Add oil and garlic. Let flavors infuse for a minute. Then add fish sauce a 1/2 cup of hot water. Toss in catfish making sure each piece is submerged. Cover the pot and reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Open lid, place baby bok choy on top, close lid and turn heat back up to high for 5 minutes. Remove lid and place scallions on top. Let it cook this way for another 5 minutes to thicken sauce.

Serve with steamed rice or a french baguette. Garnish with cilantro.
  • Joesze
    Joesze says

    will give it a try, it looks easy..nice pic!

  • tspears
    tspears says

    I've been looking for a good clay pot catfish recipe, and this was very good. I added almost double the fish sauce though...

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