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These seasoned and breaded swai fish fillets are seared on each side then covered with an amazingly delicious vegetable sauté and water. The fillets are then simmered on the stove top over low heat and the results turn out to be creamy, delicate and so full of flavor. I could eat these fillets, hot or cold there so good! 

They somewhat remind me of canned fish but so much better in taste! I love how creamy the fillets turn out to be since they were breaded and simmered in some liquid. The ketchup for the sauté mixture balances out the sweet caramelized onions so perfectly so don’t worry you won’t be able to detect any ketchup. I really hope you may try this delicious stove top version because this fish recipe is incredibly delicious! A big thanks to my wonderful aunt who shared the recipe with me:)

Ingredients For Swai Fillets: 

  • 3 large swai fillets (1 1/2 lb)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 small onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 9 tbsp oil (frying & sautéing)

swai ingredients

How to Make Simmered Swai Fillets:

  1. Cut each fillet in half.
  2. Combine the salt & pepper in a small bowl and sprinkle over each side of the fillets.

swai cut and seasoned fillets

3. Place flour in a shallow bowl and drench fillet pieces in the flour to evenly coat each piece. Set aside.

4.) Dice peeled onion and grate 2 peeled and washed carrots.

swai drenching

5. Heat 4 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add the breaded fish fillets. Fry on each side until golden (2-3 min for each side.)

swai breaded frying fillets

6. Remove fillets and wipe clean the pan with a paper towel. Add 5 tbsp of oil to the pan and fry the carrots and onion until soft and reduced much in size (10 min.) Add 3 tbsp of ketchup and sauté an additional 2 minutes. Set aside.

collage swai fish fillets

7. Place 2 tbsp of the sauté mixture onto the bottom of a small sauce pan. Then place 2 fillets  over the sauté mixture and cover with 3 heaping tbsp of the sauté mixture. Repeat ending with the sauté mixture. Pour 1/2 of water over the top and bring to a boil over medium heat.

swai pot

8.) Once mixture comes to a light boil; reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer fillets for 15 minutes, covered.

zoom in simmered breaded swai fillets

Simmered Breaded Swai Fish Fillets

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 fillets
Author: Alyona's Cooking
These seasoned and breaded swai fish fillets are seared on each side then covered with an amazingly delicious vegetable sauté and water. The fillets are then simmered on the stove top over low heat and the results turn out to be creamy, delicate and so full of flavor. I could eat these fillets, hot or cold there so good! 

Ingredients

Simmered Breaded Swai Fillets

  • 3 large swai fillets 1 1/2 lb
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 small onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 9 tbsp oil frying & sautéing

Instructions

  • Cut each fillet in half.
  • Combine the salt & pepper in a small bowl and sprinkle over each side of the fillets.
  • Place flour in a shallow bowl and drench fillet pieces in the flour to evenly coat each piece. Set aside.
  • Dice peeled onion and grate 2 peeled and washed carrots.
  • Heat 4 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add the breaded fish fillets. Fry on each side until golden (2-3 min for each side.)
  • Remove fillets and wipe clean the pan with a paper towel. Add 5 tbsp of oil to the pan and fry the carrots and onion until soft and reduced much in size (10 min.) Add 3 tbsp of ketchup and sauté an additional 2 minutes. Set aside.
  • Place 2 tbsp of the sauté mixture onto the bottom of a small sauce pan. Then place 2 fillets over the sauté mixture and cover with 3 heaping tbsp of the sauté mixture. Repeat ending with the sauté mixture. Pour 1/2 of water over the top and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Once mixture comes to a light boil; reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer fillets for 15 minutes, covered.

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2 comments

    • Katya

    Looks really good!! Will have to try this out 🙂 thank you for sharing your recipes!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Katya,
      Thank you for the kind words! I really do hope you try this fish out:)

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