Ca Kho To4.2/5 (BASED ON 1231 reviews)
Ca Kho To is a Vietnamese dish of caramelised fish, traditionally braised in a clay pot with a sweet and savoury sauce. In Vietnam it’s a popular, comfort-food dish, which is enjoyed regularly by locals. Our Ca Kho To has a lovely sweetness and gooey-ness to it with flavours of ginger and a little kick of chilli to balance it out. This is delicious with a dash of fresh lime juice squeezed all over to serve.
Cook our delicious Ca Kho To in just Minutes
We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Ca Kho To. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Ca Kho To Fish Paste pot, a Ginger & Garlic Mix pot and a Galangal Garnish pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Ca Kho To in just 30 minutes.
How Our Recipes Kits Work
We provide flavour ingredients:
- Ca Kho To Fish Paste
- Ginger & Garlic Mix
- Galangal Garnish
Your shopping list:
- large shallots
- jasmine rice
- cod fillet/loin
- coconut water
- brown sugar (less for white)
- green veg of your choice(optional)
Our 30 minute recipe
Prep the cod
Cook the rice according to pack instructions, and keep warm.
Mix the shallots in a bowl with the sugar, the CA KHO TO FISH PASTE and the GINGER & GARLIC MIX.
Add the cod pieces to the bowl, and mix carefully to coat.
Cook the fish
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a wide, non-stick pan over a medium-heat and then add the fish, keeping back the marinade mixture. Briefly sear for 1 min on each side then remove from the pan.
Add the rest of the marinade mixture, the coconut water and the GALANGAL GARNISH to the pan. Bring it to the boil, then reduce the heat to medium and let it cook uncovered for 10 mins so the sauce reduces a little and becomes sticky. Stir occasionally and add 50ml of coconut water if it looks too dry halfway through.
If you’re doing steamed greens on the side, prepare this now.
Return the fish to the pan, then simmer on a low heat for 5 more mins, or until the fish is cooked.
Squeeze a lime over the fish and serve it over rice with steamed greens on the side (optional).
Ca Kho To Reviews
BASED ON 1231 reviews
Lesley - Jun 17, 2019
Wow lovely spicy sweet kick to liven up fish. Very tasty and just the right amount of spice for me. Would order this again
Clare - Jun 16, 2019
Very quick and easy to cook. Quite sweet but tasty.
Kelly - Jun 09, 2019
Gary - Jun 08, 2019
One of the best. Recipe maybe has too much sugar for me. Would add a bit more fish as well
Heidi - Jun 05, 2019
Ben - May 28, 2019
Nice. Would eat this again.
Claire - May 28, 2019
Oh my god, doesn’t look great on the recipe card but what an amazing dish. Nice spice kick and healthy. Made it with green beans. Would defo order again.
Caroline - May 19, 2019
Tasted amazing and I used with snap peas. Just found the instructions a bit confusing with mixing shallots and spices and then adding fish, then cooking fish separately. So? Separately from spices and shallots?!? Did I read this wrong?
Lisa - May 17, 2019
Pleasantly surprised, we would have this again but occasionally
Ben - May 16, 2019
Delicious sweet/spicy sauce really complements the fish. Fantastic
Helen - May 16, 2019
Very tasty. Really enjoyed it. Used Quorn instead and works fine. Still doesn't beat my favourite...
Sarah - May 15, 2019
Love this one. So tasty!
Tracy - May 12, 2019
Sarah - May 12, 2019
bit too sweet
Lauren - May 11, 2019
Wow this dish convinced my other one half we need more fish In our life (he hates fish!) lovely and spicy we will definitely order this again
Pippa - May 09, 2019
Very nice - quite spicy
Barbara - May 09, 2019
Just spicy enough for us, not blow your head off, but bit of a kick. Served with wilted spinach which gave nice balance. Sauce complemented the cod but didn’t overpower it’s flavour
Marie - May 07, 2019
stefanie - Apr 28, 2019
This was one of my favourite meals!
Heidi - Apr 21, 2019
Really delicious, would definitely order again.
Jacqueline - Apr 20, 2019
Nick - Apr 18, 2019
A really lovely dish - I will definitely be ordering this again - it required very little adjustment and was straightforward to make. I used basa instead of cod as it was the freshest - delicious - 5 stars
Rianne - Apr 16, 2019
Very black beany
Rachael - Apr 15, 2019
Suzanne - Apr 13, 2019
Absolutely loved this. Halved the sugar based on some of the reviews and it was perfect. Will definitely be having this one again.
Stephanie - Apr 11, 2019
Lovely flavours. Used tilapia instead of cod. No need to add the sugar.
Marion - Apr 09, 2019
Very tasty and interesting!
Jackie - Apr 07, 2019
Delicious, will order again
Gary - Apr 07, 2019
Fantastic lots of flavour and unusual like this a lot
Penny - Apr 04, 2019
Loved this one!
Sam - Apr 01, 2019
Very nice, light and tasty
lisa - Mar 31, 2019
Joanna - Mar 30, 2019
Delicious. Used river cobbler and served with coconut rice
Harriet - Mar 25, 2019
The first simply cook box that I’ve actually disliked
Gary - Mar 24, 2019
Lovely dish loads of flavour and easy to cook will definitely get this again
Mike - Mar 22, 2019
Best meal I've had from Simply Cook, so far.
Samsurin - Mar 15, 2019
Nice flavors, next time will skip or lessen sugar, it’s quite sweet
Chris - Mar 13, 2019
Stunning with balanced spice and sweetners
Suki - Mar 11, 2019
Loved this dish but needs to be a little less sweeter, so less sugar next time
Tracy - Mar 10, 2019
Will use a little less sugar next time very tasty
Karin - Mar 06, 2019
Bit sweet not sure if I would do again
Ian - Feb 28, 2019
Probably the best dish in the range!
Danny - Feb 27, 2019
Danny - Feb 27, 2019
Sally - Feb 26, 2019
Too sweet for our taste, maybe better without the sugar.
Andrew - Feb 19, 2019
Pretty bland as SimplyCook meals go. Won’t be ordering again
Sarah - Feb 13, 2019
The only Simply Cook meal I haven’t finished - loads more much better meals
Wendy - Feb 05, 2019
Perhaps a bit less sugar...but very tasty
Nikki - Feb 01, 2019
So delicious. The amount of fish isn’t much for 2 so I added prawns aswell.
Frances - Jan 25, 2019
Wonderful flavours. We always have charred pak choi with it. Delicious.