Cá Kho Tộ - Pacific Seafood

Cá Kho Tộ

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins


1 lb catfish fillets (bone and skin optional)
¼ cup salt
2 Tbsp oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
½ yellow onion, sliced
1 tsp salt
1.5 tbsp fish sauce
½ tsp dark soy sauce
½ cup water
½ cup coconut water
1 chile, sliced
1 green onion, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Salt fish and rinse under water. Set aside to dry.
  2. Add oil to pan and saute garlic over medium heat until lightly browned.
  3. Layer onion on top, and add the fish, spacing evenly.
  4. Add the seasoning & cooking liquid and turn the heat to high until it starts to boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Gently flip the fish pieces and simmer for a final 10 minutes with the lid partially covering the pan.
  6. Spoon sauce over the fish continously and be sure to not overcook.
  7. Add green onion during last 2 minutes to wilt and top with freshly ground black pepper.
  8. Enjoy!