Have you ever heard of using soft drinks as ingredients for cooking? If you haven’t, Vietnamese Food Team introduces to you one of our stunning Vietnamese Fish Recipes called Braised Fish with Coke (Cá Kho Coca). We hope it will refresh your meal and give you something fun to show your family and friends while cooking. Eating with boiled rice is my usual choice when enjoy with any Vietnamese Dish. How about you? Do you want to taste the true flavour of Vietnamese people?
Try and make one of our delicious Vietnamese Fish Recipes, you would love it because the fish meat is really sweet, a little spicy. Vietnamese people often eat this dish with several bowls of rice and still hungry for more. If you do want to cook, please follow our instructions below carefully and let us start cooking together right now.
1 long scad fish (300g – 400g)
100g of pork meat (use the half lean half fat part)
1 can of Coke (300ml)
Salt, sugar, fish sauce, purple onion, vegetable oil and chillies.
Step 1: Wash and clean the fish, cut it. Put them into a tray with a spoon of salt, marinate in 30 minutes. Wash and slice thinly pork meat.
Step 2: Heat up with a little bit of cooking oil in the pan, add the scad in, stir fry it quickly then take it out on a plate.
Step 3: Open the can of Coke. Heat up some cooking oil, fry the purple onions, add the pork meat in and fry for about 3 minutes.
Step 4: Add the scad, chillies and braise with the pork meat. Pour some fish sauce, sugar into the stove. Cook with high heat and let it boil for 5 minutes.
Step 5: Pour the Coke into the stove, Coke is poured near the fish surface. Continue boiling without sealing the lid.
Step 6: Because the Coke already has dark colour so you will not need to add any food colouring to braise the fish. Remember when cooking this dish - one of our Vietnamese Fish Recipes–you need to constantly check and adjust the taste. Cook the dish for 15 minutes more until the fish meat is cooked, absorbs all the spices then turn of the heat.
When serving Braised Fish with Coke (Cá Kho Coca), you need to take the fish on a plate or a small clay pot, sprinkle on top with some slices of chillies. This dish as well as many other beautiful Vietnamese Fish Recipes can be eaten with rice when it is still hot. The flavour is very interesting and delicious due to the Coke. Vietnamese Food Team hopes that this dish will bring to you fun and joy in cooking. Good luck to your cooking!