Instant Pot Catfish in Caramel Sauce

A Vietnamese classic dinner recipe in which catfish is glazed with sweet and savory caramel sauce greatly… This caramelized catfish makes an excellent pair with white rice and stir-fried Asian greens.

Instant Pot Catfish in Caramel Sauce
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: Catfish in Caramel Sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 3 cloves garlic minced and divided
  • 2 scallions (white part) minced
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp coconut caramel sauce
  • as required Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb catfish fillets
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • Place half of the garlic,scallions, fish sauce, sugar, caramel sauce and black pepper in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Add the fish and coat with mixture generously.
  • Set aside to marinate for about 15-30 minutes.
  • Add the oil in the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”. Now, add the shallot and remaining garlic and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add the fish with marinade sauce and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Flip the fish and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and stir in the coconut water.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “Low Pressure” for about 3 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and do a quick release.
  • Carefully, remove the lid and select “Sauté”.
  • Cook for about 3-5 minutes, placing the sauce over the fish occasionally.
  • Press “Cancel” and serve.
Calories: 170kcal Carbohydrates: 7g Protein: 20g Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 66mg Sodium: 1142mg Potassium: 566mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Vitamin A: 119IU Vitamin C: 4mg Calcium: 40mg Iron: 1mg
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