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*Laura* is asking: (4 answers)
Has anyone heard of Swai fish fillets? And how to prepare it?

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Last updated: Apr. 16, 2011 10:46 am
Posted: Mar. 15, 2009 5:44 am
Answered by: SunnyByrd
Mar. 15, 2009 5:55 am
Swai is the same thing as basa - an Asian catfish, but much different than our catfish here (which I don't care for). It's good. I made this recipe with basa/swai - you can check my picture out if you want to kinda see what it looks like: ----
Mar. 15, 2009 5:59 am
I just realized that my picture really just looks like a chicken breast, so it may be misleading - but that IS kind of what it looks like. Its a pretty unremarkable fish, meaning it doesn't have a real distinct flavor (like American catfish do). I think it's a good one for lots of different marinades/cooking techniques. A basic fish. :)
Mar. 15, 2009 6:25 am
Thanks SunnyByrd!
Jul. 17, 2009 9:03 pm
Swai and Basa are two different fish, the government made a mistake naming Swai for Basa when it was first introduced to the US. They corrected it last year and sent papers to supermarkets. The article is on the internet. Basa fish is more white in color as Swai has an opaque color, that is when fresh. It is related to the Cat fish family. Swai is an excellent fish no matter how you prepare it. It does not carry a fishy smell.
Answered by: turtlesoup
Mar. 15, 2009 6:04 am
I was told that swai is a Vietnamese cat fish. My family has it often. Especially my young children love it just baked with butter and a little salt.It is a mild and sweet fish. My Kids say it tastes a little like shrimp.
Mar. 15, 2009 6:26 am
Thanks turtlesoup. I'll try it like that.
Answered by: Casey M
Mar. 15, 2009 7:46 am
Good question. I recently saw Swai at the store and wondered myself. I figure it's some bottom feeder as we move down the food chain. Keta Salmon used to not be it's a viable option. How long until Allrecipes has something about preparing PLANKTON!!!
Mar. 15, 2009 8:10 am
Case, LOL! Your opinion with humor is noted. I understand it's an asian catfish (maybe it is a bottom feeder LOL). I'm committed to trying it, since I've already purchased it (came with some other fish). I'll let you know how it turns out. LOL! I'm still chuckling. Thanks!
Mar. 15, 2009 8:34 am
It is a very mild fish. I really like it. I just coast lightly with flour and pan fry with a little butter. Not very imaginative, but good.
Mar. 15, 2009 9:03 am
Thanks pelicangal. I will be trying it in a few days.
Mar. 15, 2009 2:07 pm
I made it recently and it was good. I battered it and deep fried it (I know, bad but it was so good). I also made hush puppies and fries so we had fish and chips. Very good.
Mar. 21, 2011 9:36 am
Nice mild fish..I serve baked (little olive oil and garlic powder)over penne pasta and a Mediterranean pasta sauce..It's very tasty.
Mar. 30, 2011 11:49 am
The way I prepared it is to just drege in a seasoned flour(salt,pepper,onion powder etc..) and put in a baking dish, make a mixture of half olive oil half butter. get any sliced olives of your choice(if your not an olive fan just use lemon slices) but take the sliced olives and put them on top of the fish and around the baking dish then drizzle with that mixture of o.o and butter. Bake on 350 for around twenty minutes and check them, they could need more time. The swai fish is a fish that can dress for many occasions.I've seen a oriental soup with swai and noodles, it breads nice to fry and get some of that fish n' chips. Very easy to prepare and many tasty ways to prepare it. Try it out get creative and I'm positive you will love this fish not only for the price, but for the versatility of this amazing mild flaky fish.
Answered by: merrymoon802
Apr. 16, 2011 10:46 am
My daughter and I used a recipe for Cajun Catfish and baked it in the oven about 15 minutes at 425 degrees. It was fabulous. You can make your own cajun spice, simply look online for a recipe.
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