Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Fried Mackerel with Fish Sauce Recipe

(Ca Thu Chien Sot Ca)

Ingredients : Serves 2


2 tablespoons

1 teaspoon



1/4 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

Mackerel, about 300 g, cleaned and cut into steaks

Cooking oil, for deep frying

Garlic, finely chopped

Onion, peeled and finely chopped

Tomatoes, finely chopped


Fish sauce

Chicken seasoning powder


Ground white pepper

Method :
  • Dry fish steaks thoroughly.

  • Heat oil for deep frying and fry fish until golden brown on both sides. Drain and set aside.

  • In a clean wok, heat 1 tablespoon oil and stir-fry garlic and onion until fragrant.

  • Add tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add salt.

  • Stir in fish sauce, chicken seasoning powder, sugar, pepper and more salt if necessary.

  • Pour tomato sauce over fish and serve with steamed rice.


To make a finer tomato sauce, remove the skin of the tomatoes. You can do this by first cutting a cross at the bottom of the tomatoes and then placing them in boiling water for 10 seconds. Drain then place tomatoes into a bowl of iced water. This will make it easier to peel the skin of.

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