Ca Kho To (Vietnamese Braised Catfish in Claypot)

Ca Kho To (Vietnamese Braised Catfish in Claypot)


Rinse the Catfish and put in a bowl to marinate. Peel the 3 Shallots and chop 3 Green Onions. Cut the Shallots and put in a thick bowl or a Mortar. Smash the Shallots and Green Onions. Add the Shallots and Green Onions in with the Catfish. Add in 1/2 tsp. Coconut Caramel. Then add in a dash of Black Pepper,
1/2 cup Fish Sauce, 2 Tbsp. Sugar and mix. Let it marinate for 30-45 minutes. Cut 1 Shallot. In a pan add 1 Tbsp. Oil. Add in the Shallot. Sauté until slightly golden. Using a clay pot, add in the marinated Catfish. Pour all the marinated mixture in the clay pot. Use medium heat let it simmer. Add in the sautéed Shallots. Let it simmer for 30-45 minutes. Remember to turn the Catfish every 10 minutes to make sure it cooks evenly. Add in 1 chopped Green Onion. A dash of Black Pepper. You can cut 2 chili Peppers to put on top. Serve with boiled vegetables and fresh herbs with some rice.

32 thoughts on “Ca Kho To (Vietnamese Braised Catfish in Claypot)”

  1. love recipe I can't find coconut caramel.   do you substitute or can you tell me  how to find it ? thanks …love recipe.

  2. Instead of the catfish I used salmon(by mistake). 
    I couldn't find coconut caramel so used regular caramel.
    The dish came out really good. Thank you!

  3. Hi Boriville, I love your videos! All the recipes that you share are just delicious, simple and easy to understand. I was wondering what I will do for supper… you just give me a good idea! So I'll try it this evening. I'm sure that will be yummy! Thanks a lot! 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for your time and energy for creating your wonderful videos!!!  
    May I ask what company makes your clever? Do you use the same cleaver to cut up chicken/bones into bite size pieces?  from a very new cook in training  🙂

  5. I tried pork (thit heo ba-roi/ thit heo ba-chi).  really good too 🙂
    also, for catfish, I fried green onion roots and red onion, put in the catfish nuggets, seasoned with some fishsauce and the "gia vi kho to" sold at Vietnamese stores, a bit more freshly grinded black peppers and crushed red peppers. came out awesome!!

  6. Gosh! When I finished cooking this Cá Kho Tộ, I had to throw whole thing in garbage because it is extremely delicious that it was not enough to share with everyone around me.  In order to survive I had to do so. 😉  I am just joking.  This is one of the dish that is easy to get addicted when using withe white rice, cucumber, baby okra like the one in video, or any greens.  Love it.  Thank you Boriville for posting and sharing this recipe.

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