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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Butter Sauteed Swai

I have to admit, I had no idea what kind of fish this was.

It was on sale, so I bought it. Seriously, you would too, for $5.99 for two pounds, and the filets were quite large. I have a favorite dish I prepare quite often, fish and lentils, so I used this fish in that preparation. I have to say, I was very impressed with the buttery texture and mild taste of this fish. To me, the true test of a fish is whether it can stand up to a simple preparation, like a pan saute with butter, salt and pepper. This one passed with flying colors!

I did a little research...this is related to the catfish, and is quite popular because it is farmed in an ecologically responsible fashion. This makes me happy, because I really liked it. And with the price being so reasonable, I will be looking for other ways to incorporate this into our menu over the summer.

Butter Sauteed Swai
1 pound swai filets
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil

Heat butter and olive in a non-stick saute pan until bubbly. Salt and pepper both sides of filets. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side, just until golden. Serve with lemon.


  1. I don't know if you might be interested in this resource...but I use it always. I think you will find it helpful. You do want to ask what country the product comes from.

  2. Or....more directly:

  3. Thanks ! That was where I checked this fish out! Happy that it was a good source, and excellent tasting as well.