Sunday, May 8, 2016
Canh Chua Ca (Vietnamese Sour Catfish Soup)
Prepare Catfish Steaks
1 tsp. minced Garlic
1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce
1 Tbsp. Oil
2 Catfish Steaks
Chili Pepper (optional
1 Tbsp. minced Garlic
1 Tbsp. Oil
1 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Tamarind Powder
1 Elephant Ear Stalk
Rice Paddy Herb
4 1/2 cups Water
First marinate the 2 Catfish Steaks. Add 1 tsp. minced Garlic and 1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
Peel and cut 1 Elephant Ear Stalk into slices and set aside. Cut 1 Tomato. Cut about 3-4 Okras and set aside.
Chop some Culantro and Rice Paddy Herb. You now should have your vegetables all cut and ready.
After 15 minutes pan fry the 2 Catfish Steaks. Add in 1 Tbsp. Oil into pan, pan fry until slightly golden and remove from heat.
Optonal you can add some Chili Pepper onto the Catfish Steaks.
Now using a clean pan add in 1 Tbsp. of minced Garlic and 1 Tbsp. Oil. Saute until slightly brown. Add in the Tomato, cook on medium high heat.
Stir for about 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat.
In a pot add in 4 1/2 cups Water. Add in the Tomato and Catfish Steaks. Add in 1 1/2 tsp. Tamarind Powder, 1 tsp. Salt and 2 tsp. Sugar. Bring to a boil.
Add in the Okras and Elephant Ear Stalk. Add in the Bean Sprouts about a hand full. Add in the chopped Culantro and Rice Paddy Herb.
Give it a quick mix and remove from heat to serve with family meal.