If you love fish and Vietnamese Fish Recipes, Braised Fish with Lemongrass and Ginger (Cá Kho Gừng Xả) is one of your choices today. This combination will create a spectacular dish for your family meals. Eating with boiled rice and hot soup is my favorite choice. How about you? When combine ginger and lemongrass to braise fish, I bet you will totally fall in love with its flavor. If the weather where you are living is still cold, this dish is a good decision for cooking.
When you are ready, please follow our instructions below carefully and let us together start cooking one of amazing Vietnamese Fish Recipes right now.


1 fish (500g) – you can use snakehead fish/catfish/mackerel fish.
1 small ginger
Some lemongrasses
Chili powder, chili fruits and green chilies
Fish sauce, sugar, salt, pepper
Purple onion.


Step 1: Slice fish into medium pieces. Clean in water added a little salt in 2 – 3 times. Next, marinate with ½ teaspoon salt and wait in 30 minutes.

Step 2: Peel off the cover of ginger, mix it with lemongrass, chili fruits.
Step 3: Clean and slice small green chilies.
Step 4: Heat the oil (2 – 3 teaspoons), fry sliced fish quickly in 4 – 5 minutes. Then, put on plate added paper napkin.
Step 5: Use a small pot, heat the oil with 2 tablespoons; fry minced purple onion until it is fragrant. Next, pour mixture ginger in step 2 and fry in 2 – 3 minutes. Here is the first step to create the specific flavor for one of amazing Vietnamese Fish Recipes.
Step 6: Then, add one by one fried fish in step 4 into pot. Pour a little fish sauce, salt, pepper, sugar, cover the pot and cook it. Sometime pour a little hot water into pot to make sure this dish will not be burnt. You should not neglect that always cooking in small heat when braising. After 30 – 45 minutes, add more 2 teaspoons fish sauce, 2 teaspoons sugar and ½ teaspoon salt into pot and season again to suit your flavor.
Step 7: Continue cooking with small heat in 15 minutes. Next, add more sliced green chilies and cook until fish is absorb all spices. You can add more chili powder if you love spicy.

Finally, your dish is ready to serve. Serving when it is hot with boiled rice and hot soup is my favorite choice. If you are thinking what dish you should cook for family meals, I think here is a good way. Hope you love it and do not miss our other amazing Vietnamese Fish Recipes next time. Good Luck for your Cooking.

From Vietnamese Food Team.


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