anatomy of a murder.

I've made cá kho tộ before, and it was a little too sweet for the Mara, I think there wasn't enough black pepper. This time it was pretty perfect, except that I didn't really have time to totally reduce the sauce to the stickiness everyone says it's supposed to have. But it tasted goooooooooood.


vietnamese catfish in caramel sauce.

600gr catfish filets
6 tbsp fish sauce
4 tbsp palm sugar
4 tbsp minced shallots
4 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp black pepper or more to taste (very important, don't skimp)
3 tbsp caramel sauce (basically take 4 tbsp sugar and 1/2 cup water, simmer for 10 minutes, don't burn it, you'll have a little left over)
1 cup water
1 green Holland chile, thinly sliced
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp toasted coconut
4 or 5 scallions, chopped 
a little chopped cilantro


Serve with optionally coconutted jasmine rice or definitely coconutted bulgur, which I will explain soon.



Magic Kitchen Coupons said...

If you call this murder then I'm guilty everyday of the week.

MEM said...

Nice one. This post was originally about how Grey's Anatomy makes me want to kill people, and then suddenly I find out that in the season finale a plane crashes with most of the characters on board, which, true, is something I've wished for every time I've been unfortunate enough to hear any of their voices...

...and then I decided that the catfish I made was so good that i didn't care about grey's anatomy so much anymore so i got rid of that part. but left the title.