Deep Fried Catfish mixed in Tamarind Curry Sauce

Deef Fried Catfish
Preparation: 5 minutes. Cooking: ~15 minutes


Hmong love fish and tamarind as much as Thai do it’s no wonder Hmong people adore many Thai fish cuisine. This dish is a variation of Thai fried fish soaked in tomato tamarind sauce. My dad loves catfish, so I decided to fry catfish nuggets instead of a big fish. it’s cheaper and a lot more convenient to eat without without having to pick out fish bones.

Ingredients for 6 servings:

  • 3 IB of catfish nuggets
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. of pure ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 TB Red Curry paste
  • 1 and 1/2 TB of Tamarind Paste mixed with 1/2 cup water
  • 8 TB of Fish Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of Brown sugar (or better yet, Palm sugar)
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, sliced thinly (or 2 TB ginger powder)
  • a handful of tomatoes or 1 large tomato, diced
  • 2-3 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 5-6 strands of cilantro, sprigged

1. in a small bowl mix  starch, salt and black pepper. next, coat your catfish around completely and set it aside in another bowl ready to deep fry.

2. heat a wok  with the oil on medium-high heat for a few minutes. then add as many catfish pieces as you can. turn the catfish pieces every with five minutes each side or until golden. set them on a bowl of paper towel

3. next  leave a few TB of oil in the wok to now prepare the Sauce. add the garlic for a couple of minutes, then adding the curry stirring for another minute. Finally, add the tamarind, tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, and ginger. stir for a few minutes before taking it out to pour into a bowl. add the catfish nuggets into the sauce, adding finally the green onions and cilantro, mixing everything one more time before serving.

2 thoughts on “Deep Fried Catfish mixed in Tamarind Curry Sauce

  1. Cheers for the great article – I loved reading it! I always love this blog.

  2. I got hungry today and went looking for a cool recipe, found this went to the food store, bought the stuff and cooked it. It tasted awesome and I’m sure to be making this one again.

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