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 lime
  • green veg of your choice (optional)
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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).

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Ca Kho To Top Reviews

Ann - 24th November 2020

A little sweet for my taste even though I used less sugar. But would try again

Kate - 22nd November 2020

Left the sugar our...delicious!

Kate - 22nd November 2020

Left the sugar our...delicious!

Hamish - 21st November 2020

I used prawns (from Vietnam!). Fabulous.

Hamish - 21st November 2020

I used prawns (from Vietnam!). Fabulous.

Nicki - 18th November 2020

I’d use a bit less sugar than suggested, but it was easy and delicious and I’d definitely have it again.

Nicki - 18th November 2020

I’d use a bit less sugar than suggested, but it was easy and delicious and I’d definitely have it again.

Yaa - 17th November 2020

We love a fish stew and this didn't disappoint. Added additional chilli but didn't add the sugar and even then it was fairly sweet already.

Yaa - 17th November 2020

We love a fish stew and this didn't disappoint. Added additional chilli but didn't add the sugar and even then it was fairly sweet already.

Sarah - 15th November 2020

This was delicious (even though I accidentally bought coconut milk instead of coconut water!) The fish also flaked apart a bit so I would chop it into bigger pieces next time. Overall it was great though!

Sarah - 15th November 2020

This was delicious (even though I accidentally bought coconut milk instead of coconut water!) The fish also flaked apart a bit so I would chop it into bigger pieces next time. Overall it was great though!

Michelle - 10th November 2020

Absolutely delicious!! The sauce is so good, you could just have it with the rice, it’s that good!

Lucy - 4th November 2020

Amazing dish!

Lucy - 4th November 2020

Amazing dish!

Rachel - 2nd November 2020

Rachel - 2nd November 2020

Rachel - 2nd November 2020

Helen - 30th October 2020

The whole family loved this dish. Definitely one to get again.

Helen - 30th October 2020

The whole family loved this dish. Definitely one to get again.

Andy - 28th October 2020

Loved it!

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