ChuckwagonCookie's Thai Kra Pao Catfish

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“Slightly sweet, full of umami and as spicy as you want it, this take on Thai Kra Pao is a great way to serve catfish! The Holy Basil (or Thai basil) is essential, look for it in a local Asian market! If you can't find Thai peppers, use jalapeno, cayenne or serrano instead.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bread and fry the catfish in 1/2 inch of oil for about 3 minutes per side.
  2. Julienne cut the onions and bell peppers, chop the hot peppers.
  3. Saute the onions and peppers in a wok or skillet until tender.
  4. Beware, inhaling pepper fumes is painful!
  5. Add the garlic and zucchini, saute for a few minutes.
  6. Add sauce ingredients, let simmer for a few minutes.
  7. Thicken if desired with 2 tsp corn starch mixed into couple ounces of water.
  8. Place fried catfish on a bed of basmati rice, spoon sauce over the top and sprinkle generously with the Thai basil -- enjoy!

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