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 for 2 servings:

  • 2 large shallots
  • 150g jasmine rice
  • 300g cod fillet/loin
  • 200ml coconut water
  • 1
  • 25g brown sugar (less for white)
  • green veg of your choice (optional)
READ MORE

Our 30 minute recipe

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Finishing touches

    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. 

  4. Serve!

    Squeeze a lime over the fish and serve it over rice with steamed greens on the side (optional).

READ MORE

Ca Kho To Top Reviews

Carole - 10th July 2020

Healthy option and very tasty

Carole - 10th July 2020

Healthy option and very tasty

Carys - 10th July 2020

Only used tablespoon of sugar and it was sufficient!

Carys - 10th July 2020

Only used tablespoon of sugar and it was sufficient!

Kelly - 7th July 2020

Really tasty and light. I added a lot more veg.

Kelly - 7th July 2020

Really tasty and light. I added a lot more veg.

Kelly - 7th July 2020

Really tasty and light. I added a lot more veg.

Kelly - 7th July 2020

Really tasty and light. I added a lot more veg.

Kate - 6th July 2020

Really nice but the fish sauce was slightly overpowering

Courtney - 4th July 2020

Can use frozen fish instead of fresh, worked just the same

Charlotte - 1st July 2020

Delicious!

Charlotte - 1st July 2020

Delicious!

Mireya - 1st July 2020

It was a bit sweet for my taste but definitely tasty and easy to make. Might use half the required amount of sugar next time

Christina - 29th June 2020

Really enjoyed this. Only added half the sugar though.

Claire - 28th June 2020

Was very tasty but not too caramelized. Might add more sugar next time for sweetness.

James - 23rd January 2019

Absolutely delicious. I did use coconut milk rather than water. A favourite.

Rachel - 22nd June 2020

Made with cod fillet and coconut milk, favourite dish so far!

Katie - 20th June 2020

Really tasty but one of the more fiddly recipes I've done as I also did steamed veg. Definitely going to order this one again.

Gemma - 19th June 2020

One of my favourites so far!

Gemma - 19th June 2020

One of my favourites so far!

READ MORE

Claim your £3 trial box containing 4 recipe kits, including Ca Kho To

CLAIM YOUR £3 TRIAL BOX