Fried Catfish With a Creamy Thai Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This dish is Asian influenced. Thai being the main influence adjusting to make sure the RSC ingredients are added. This spicy sauce goes nicely with the crispy fish which has a hint of curry (Indian influence). You will not be disappointed! If Fresh Lemongrass is not available use dried or fresh lemon juice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine spices, salt, cornmeal, flour
  2. Coat catfish with mixture
  3. Let sit while making sauce
  4. In a saucepan heat 2 teaspoons oil add and saute onions, ginger, garlic and lemon grass until soft
  5. Add red curry paste and cook add brown sugar, fish sauce, coconut milk, basil and lime juice
  6. Stir mixture
  7. Place 1 cup of sauce mixture in a blender with cashews blending (carefully hot) well add back to pot
  8. Cook over medium heat until thick about 5 minutes
  9. Heat 2 tablespoons oil shaking off excess breading
  10. Add catfish and fry until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes on each side depending on size
  11. Remove and drain on paper towels
  12. Salt fish
  13. Serve with white rice
  14. Placing the fish over the rice and topping with coconut sauce
Most Helpful

I love catfish and this was very very OH MY. great. The flavors all blended nicely it had a spicy but sweet taste and i will be making this again. Thanks great recipe good luck.

Dancer^ March 02, 2005

Yummm...I loved the complex flavor from the two kinds of curry, and the catfish was tender and delicious. I wondered if the sauce would have chunks, but the texture was perfect, and I wondered if it would be too rich, but served over fluffy jasmine rice, it was great. I did make one major substitution: I used shallots instead of onion and garlic in the sauce, because I didn't have an onion and because I know shallots are authentic in Thai food and that this would be a fine substitution. I would suggest that you serve lots of bright, crisp vegetables with this, because it is all tan, but it is definitely not dull -- it's really, really good.

Nose March 01, 2005