Ever had the craving for exotic food every once in a while? Dishes that are not part of our everyday lives often attracts our attention, doesn’t it? One major obstacle in the way is usually cost and the hassle of going and waiting for hours in restaurants. That’s why I am going to tell you how to make one of those mouth watering dishes that doesn’t cost much and can be made in a short time by anyone as well. It is a traditional Vietnamese serving, called caramel fish that I learnt from a friend. The instructions below will help you recreate one of Asia's finest cuisines. Look below for the magic formula!!
Ingredients: 1/2lb catfish fillets, sugar, garlic, fish sauce, onions, salt, black pepper, oil, red chilies
Cooking Time: 30 min
Step 1: THAW THE FISH
Put about 10-12 fillets in a bowl and fill with warm water. Let it thaw for about 10 minutes. This is done so that the fish that is normally frozen, would become tender. The more tender the fillets are, the more flavor it will absorb from the ingredients and sauce that would be added to it.
Step 2: DICE THE ONIONS
Cut the onions into tiny cubes. Make sure you don’t slice the onions. This would be added to the fish to be marinated with it. The purpose of dicing and not slicing, is so that it would have a better effect on the marination process. The more surface area it has, the more the fish will be able to absorb the flavor of the onions. The onions shown in the picture needs to be cut some more into cubes.