Ca Kho To4.2/5 (BASED ON 794 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 794 reviews
Amanda - Dec 10, 2018
Far too sweet. One of my least favourite dishes
Trevor - Dec 10, 2018
Ricky - Dec 04, 2018
Great dish - would definitely have again
Duncan - Dec 02, 2018
Great flavours, my other halves favorite so far, another one that's a bit of faff to cook having part cook, swap out etc..
Lynda - Nov 26, 2018
Amazing as always. Our favourite
Maria - Nov 25, 2018
Delicious dish that I've ordered several times. I use coconut sugar that's less sweet and I'm glad it's available on simplycook as the spices sit forever in my kitchen and would've have got them otherwise
Kathryn - Nov 22, 2018
Really tasty dish. I reduced the sugar based on other reviews but sauce didn’t caramelise well. Still very enjoyable.
Nicola - Nov 15, 2018
Really enjoyed, only enough for 2 people, I put in half of the sugar after reading other reviews, I also used red onion finely chopped as I didn’t have any shallots it worked fine,
Susan - Nov 14, 2018
Fabulo u s flavours
Helen - Nov 13, 2018
Sweet and Spicey. Something I woudn't have tried without Simply cook. Adding to favourites :)
Kirsti - Nov 04, 2018
Really strong tasting sauce which overpowers everything, with a bitter aftertaste
Alison - Nov 03, 2018
Love this!! Think it's my favourite!
Helen - Nov 01, 2018
Claire - Oct 31, 2018
Denise - Oct 19, 2018
Very nice dish, great flavours! Well worth a try!!!
Stephanie - Oct 16, 2018
Was okay but wouldn’t choose again
Emma - Oct 14, 2018
Leslie - Oct 14, 2018
One of our favourites so far.
Roxana - Oct 08, 2018
Delicious ! A little spicy but lovely dish.
Ele - Oct 02, 2018
Amazingly easy and absolutely divine unique taste. I will definitely be having this again. Loved it ????
Eugene - Sep 26, 2018
Yum. Be mean with the sugar though....
Nigel - Sep 26, 2018
Great taste as always!
Rachel - Sep 25, 2018
Slighty bit sweet so next time i would half the ammount of sugar, but the spice level was perfect, very tasty!
Terri - Sep 23, 2018
Loved the flavour but found it a little sweet. I will try it again and not add as much brown sugar as suggested in the recipe.
Rachael - Sep 20, 2018
Paul - Sep 12, 2018
Great tasting dish
Paul - Sep 11, 2018
Stephanie - Sep 04, 2018
In my top 5. So delicious and quick to make. Unusual flavours. Superb!
Val - Sep 01, 2018
Couldn’t leave no stars!!!!
Jonathan - Aug 27, 2018
Very taste fish dish with a nice little kick to it
Charles - Aug 26, 2018
Not always sure with fish dishes but enjoyed this one a lot, would probably use a bit less sugar next time
Erica - Aug 21, 2018
Unexpectedly delicious. Deffo one to try!
Tamsyn - Aug 16, 2018
One of my favourite dishes! Really nice flavour from the coconut water, and gives a much lighter feeling as it's not too creamy compared to a milk based dish. Fish falls apart lovely, great balance of flavours and textures.
Dragos - Aug 16, 2018
Liz - Aug 09, 2018
Most amazingly delicious meal!!
Wendy - Aug 03, 2018
Not a fan, or was to onion and the coconut water wasn't as nice as dishes made with coconut milk. A bit disappointing really
Donna - Jul 25, 2018
Mmm, it’s ok. Had no fish so used chicken breast instead. Added about 1 level teaspoon of brown sugar which lifted the flavour. Nice and spicy, but hubby added several splashes of soy sauce in order to eat it. Cooking instructions odd - they tell you to cook fish and reserve the marinade but it’s a dry marinade?? Anyhow, it all went in at once. Prefer the Goan and Balinese curries so will stick to those.
Peter - Jul 23, 2018
Peter - Jul 19, 2018
Nice flavour but didn't realise how expensive coconut water is!! Will try again with a substitute
Sumeet - Jul 18, 2018
Nice, but too sweet. I added a dash of light soy sauce to it which made it better. Definitely needs a chilli in it.
Sarah - Jul 09, 2018
Tastes absolutely beautiful
Maddy - Jun 21, 2018
adrian - Jun 10, 2018
Oh my god this is so tasty thanks so much simply cook best thing in the world keep it up xxxxx
James - Jun 08, 2018
Another amazing Vietnamese dish very tasty and flavoursome
Jason - Jun 08, 2018
I found it too sweet
Carol - Jun 03, 2018
Really enjoyed this one - definite favourite
Julie - May 22, 2018
Tried this with Bassa instead of cod... Lovely, ????
Meryl - May 06, 2018
Second try at this recipe, liked it (again) but would go with 0 sugar in the marinade next time
Frances - May 02, 2018
One of my all time favourites!
Suzy - Apr 25, 2018