Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Caramel Monkfish Recipe

(Ca Caramen)

Ingredients : Serves 4

3 tablespoons

3 cloves


750 g

4 tablespoons

4 tablespoons

3 tablespoons

1/2 teaspoon


Garnishing :

1 sprig


Vegetable oil

Garlic, finely chopped

Shallots, finely chopped

Monkfish, cut into chunks

Caramel Syrup

Vietnamese fish sauce





Coriander leaves

Spring onions, sliced

Method :
  • Heat the oil in a wok, add the garlic and shallots.

  • Stir fry for 1 minute. Add the monkfish and cook, stirring carefully for 2-3 minutes or until the fish has turned white.

  • Add the caramel syrup and stir to coat the fish.

  • Add the fish sauce, water and pepper.

  • Stir and simmer gently for about 10 minutes, or until the fish is done and the sauce has slightly caramelized.

  • To serve, garnish with the coriander leaves and sliced spring onions.

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