Asian Catfish Wraps

  • steponme Posted: 02/20/11
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    Yuk...although I should have known. First of all asian food wrapped in a tortilla? Second the only why I like to eat catfish is either fried in cornmeal or blackened. This method of cooking it was tasteless and left it rubbery; not to mention the soupy mess it was sitting in at the end. Definitely will not make again!

  • mandofan Posted: 04/30/11
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    I'm going to disagree with the other reviewer. This is certainly not a "yuk" recipe. In a sense it's a bit of a riff on moo shu, which is actually quite similar to "Asian food wrapped in a tortilla." Yeah, it's actually not that unusual. I also wouldn't call the result "soupy"; again, it's basically like what you'd get if you order moo shoo pork but with catfish subbed in for the meat. I would suggest making about 1.5 times the amount called for in this recipe since it's a bit underwhelming for a large flour tortilla. I'd also recommend that you cut the nuggets to uniform size and as always with catfish nuggets, wash them off and feel them to make sure there are no large clusters of bones in them since catfish nuggets are often hastily cut and are frequently irregular in size. Just for a bit more kick I also made the teaspoon of chili-garlic paste a HEAPING teaspoon. It reheats well and is fairly quick and cheap. This is a good, reliable recipe.

  • khkrall Posted: 12/14/11
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    This recipe is delicious. My kids even enjoy it, veggies and all. The hoisin sauce adds a delightful sweetness to the entire meal, and the variety of ingredients make for a lovely presentation. The mixture of flavors is well-balanced and proves that deep-frying is not the only way to make catfish. The recipe does have a bit of sauce to it, which is easily soaked up by the tortillas. Or sometimes we skip the tortillas and serve the mixture directly over rice.

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