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Crispy Fried Catfish

Crispy Fried Catfish

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Yield: 8 servings


2 lbs Catfish Fillets
2 cups Vegetable Oil, for frying
2 Mangos, unripe (green), peeled, seeded, julienned
10 Garlic Cloves, sliced thin
4 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp Ginger, finely shredded
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
2 Red Chili Peppers, sliced thin
4 Tbsp Coriander Leaves


Steam fish fillets in steamer for 8 minutes, until just opaque and just tender. Meanwhile, fry garlic in 4 Tbsp of oil until crisp, set aside. Heat oil (2 cups) in wok over medium heat, fry fish until crisp and well browned. Drain on paper towels, set aside.

Mix mangos, garlic, ginger in small bowl. Mound mixture in center of serving platter. Surround with fried fish.

Combine sugar, fish sauce, lime juice in small bowl, stir until sugar dissolves. Sprinkle most of mixture over mango mixture and remainder over the fish. Garnish with chili peppers and coriander leaves.

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