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Vietnamese: Clay Pot Cat Fish (Ca Kho To)

One of my favorite dish to eat with rice is the Clay Pot Cat Fish (Ca Kho To). It is a caramelize cat fish cook in a clay pot. Of course the clay pot part is optional these days, but in the old days it was cooked in clay pot.

Ingredient :

To marinate
  • 1lb - 1 1/2lbs cat fish - clean and cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of Honey or Corn Syrup
  • 2 chop scallons
  • 1 whole garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • a few slices of ginger (4-8 slices)
 To Cook
  • 1/2 can of Coconut Soda or Coconut Juice

Mix all of the ingredient together in a large stainless steel container and let it sit for at least 2 hours. Overnight is better. Transfer it to a large clay pot or a nice non-stick pot. Pour the coconut juice or soda inside and cook @ medium high heat for 1 hour with lid covered. Increase heat to high until the sauce starts to caramelize. Now serve with rice. YUMMY!!!
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