Guinataan Hito (Catfish) Recipe -
Guinataan Hito (Catfish) Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Guinataan Hito (Catfish)

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"The coconut milk in this dish gives the catfish a very savory taste."

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Original recipe makes 4 catfish fillets Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil until the garlic is lightly browned and the onion is glossy, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the catfish; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk and stir; cover again and cook until the coconut milk appears oily, about 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 14, 2010

Yummy and Easy!!!! Would be great with Jasmine Rice. I added fresh grated ginger and about 1 Tablespoon brown sugar.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 27, 2014

This was so bland and oily, even after adding cayenne and black pepper. Sorry, didn't care for it. If you try it, I would definitely try adding jalapenos or something. I didn't, because of the kids. Also, maybe cutting back on the coconut milk and using half flavorful broth instead to cut back the oiliness? The sauce was somewhat good on the rice. . .


10 Ratings

Jun 03, 2010

I loved it! Of course I had to add some additional seasonings (garlic, cayenne pepper and lemon pepper) but it was good... also added some cilantro and squeezed some lemon as well..yummm!!!

Jan 14, 2012

Another 5 stars because my family really enjoyed how the catfish was cooked in this recipe. The only change I made was instead of using cooking oil I used butter. Just a personnel preference over cooking oil for this recipe. Not having used coconut milk for much cooking this was a delightfully light, aromatic and delicious fish recipe. I paired with a Trader Joe's Harvest Grains and frozen peas. Yum! This one is in the recipe box

Jun 11, 2012

Took all the advice: added jalapenos, garlic, peppers and ginger. But the coconut milk made all the difference. Served over rice noodles. We really enjoyed this!

Mar 28, 2012

This recipe is awesome. I added minced ginger and seeded & finely chopped jalepeno peppers. When served, added some avocado slices to the plate and it was fantastic. This is so much like one of my favorite Thai dishes I used to order. Fast and easy, too!

Aug 14, 2012

pretty good, easy

Jul 21, 2012

Oh my this was yummy... I was looking for something different and love catfish but have only ever had it fried. I made this one but made it spicy how I like by adding to jalapenos. Seeds, ribs, and all. It was even great the next day... I had ran out of rice and used drained ramen noodles ..... that was even better than with the rice.


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  • Calories
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 33.2 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 19.1 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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