Quick Vietnamese Fish in Caramel Sauce

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by evelynathens

Tracy K highly recommends this recipe - and I trust her recommendations. From the July, 2006 edition of 'Delicious' magazine...here for posterity...

Top Review by gailanng

Love the garlicky sauce, but next time I'd nix the onions. Time to uncork the wine! Made for ZWT #6.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar and fish sauce, set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoons oil in skillet over high heat. When hot, cook fish skin side down 2 minutes, or until lightly browned. Turn and cook one minute, then remove from skillet.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add remaining 1/2 Tbsp oil. Add onion, cook 2 minutes or until wilted and just beginning to brown. Add garlic, cook one minute. Add soy sauce mixture, stir well. Return fish to skillet and cook 2-3 minutes, or until sauce is dark and syrupy. Top with lime juice and black pepper.
  4. Serve with steamed rice and vegetables (sauteed greens are good here!).

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