Catfish with Veggies

Loach with Vegies

Weatherfish? I am not sure if I got it's name correctly. It is known as "keli" in Malay and "泥鳅-ni qiu" in Mandarin. I cook this fish pretty often recently, cook in curry, kong po style and deep fried. Tried a new dish today, cooked it with okra and eringi mushroom. It tasted delish, I would cook it again perhaps with fillet-cut instead of steak-cut fish for better presentation.

By the way, eringi mushroom is a relatively new ingredient in My Kitchen. It tastes like oyster mushroom but has better texture. T is a picky eater when comes to veggies and mushroom, but he likes this mushroom very much. To me, both thumbs up!

Ingredients (2 servings):
300gm catfish/weatherfish (or any fillet), cut into bite size
4-5 okras, cut into bite size
1 eringi mushroom, halved and thinly sliced
3-4 dried chillies, soaked and roughly chopped
Few pieces carrot (optional)
4-5 slices ginger
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tbsp corn starch
1/2 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
Salt to taste

  1. Dry fish pieces with paper towel then coat them with sesame oil and corn starch.
  2. Heat cooking oil in wok, stir in chillies, garlic and ginger. Stir fry a few seconds then add in fillet, stir to sear the surface.
  3. Add in okra, mushroom and carrot, stir-fry for a few seconds then add in water. Bring to boil and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes or until the fillet is cooked. Add salt to taste.
  4. Serve warm with steamed rice or pasta.

  • Fish can be substituted with other meat.
  • Adding sesame oil to the fillets is not only for its aroma but also to prevent fillets from sticking together in the cooking process.
  • Oyster mushroom tasted as good as eringi mushroom in this dish, tried last night.

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