How to make Vietnamese braised fish?

Braised fishin general is easy to learn but hard to make delicious if not patience; cooking takes time and put the spirit of care for food for the family if you want to express through the braised fish

1. Ingredients:

+ Fish: You could choose any type of fish that you like (carp, catfish,…).

+ Pork side: 100 gram (you need some pieces only, it shall make braised fish more delicious).

+ Galingale: a branch by three fingers huddled together.

+ Dried onion.

+ Pepper: 02.

+ Fish sauce, salt, color water, chilli, soya-sauce

+ Thin-top mushroom.

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2. Instructions:

The steps for preparation this dish is so simple, but it take much time for cooking. Actually, it’s about 30-45 minutes for cooking, it also depend on type of fish you shall braise.

+ Firstly, to cut up pork side in to suitable pieces and put them in pot; cut fish in to pieces, then marinate them with ingredients as follows:

1 tablespoon of sauce

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of sugar

A little of chilli

Cut up 2 pepper into small pieces, put them into fish pot to get rid of fishy odor.

1 tablespoon of soya-sauce

3-4 tablespoons of color water

Time for marinating is about 15-20 minutes.

+ Galingale: wash, put them into mortar and grind, then add grinded galingale into fish pot.

+ Dried onion: chop and marinate with fish.

+ To soak thin-top mushroom into warm water for 15-20 minutes, pick them out and wash, drain, cut into small pieces.

+ Place fish pot on stove with high heat until boil, reduce the heat to medium for 5 minutes in order to fish absorb spices.

+ Pour warm water into fish pot , add thin-top mushroom, then bring to a boil, add spice, cooking oil to taste and braise with small heat for 30-45 minutes until dry.

So, you already have a traditional braised fish pot, let’s enjoy it with hot rice, it’s so delicious!