How to Cook Clay Pot Fish (Ca Kho)

by Jen L

Fish clay pot


  • 1 Teaspoon Brown sugar
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • 3 Green onion stalks
  • Ground black pepper
  • 3 Pounds Catfish
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Boil a shallow pot of water to clean the catfish

    Step 2

    Remove pot from heat, dredge fish in hot water for 20 seconds on each side to loosen dirt

    Step 3

    Use a knife to scrape off dirt

    Step 4

    Clean the inside as well

    Step 5

    Once the fish is clean, cut into 1 inch pieces, pat dry with paper towels.

    Step 6

    Thin slice 3 stems of scallions

    Step 7

    Marinate the fish with 1 tsp brown sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, scallions and fresh cracked black pepper for 10 hours.

    Step 8

    Step 9

    Mince one shallot, 2 cloves of garlic and the stems of 3 green onions

    Step 10

    Step 11

    Prepare the pork belly by boiling in water with 1 tbs cooking wine for a few minutes

    Step 12

    Remove the pork belly from the water and slice thinly

    Step 13

    Drizzle caramel over the fish until coated

    Step 14

    The final marinated fish should look like this

    Step 15

    Cook pork belly in frying pan until fat melts and pork is brown

    Step 16

    Add green onion, garlic and shallots, and tablespoon brown sugar to the pork

    Step 17

    Add fish to the pan and brown both sides, once browned add 3 tablespoons of fish sauce then simmer for 5-10 minutes

    Step 18

    Add 1/3 cup of coco Rico or fresh coconut juice and water, reduce

    Step 19

    Simmer until the sauce is reduced, add brown sugar, salt and pepper to taste.

    Step 20

    Garnish with green onion and serve!