My husband is really into fishing so I’m guessing I’ll be posting catfish recipes here once or twice a month. Maybe even 3 times a month. I usually make the catfish nuggets for lunch which the family loves the day after his many fishing expeditions. Other catfish dishes that the family likes are Catfish Fillets In Creamy Coconut Milk Sauce, Catfish Spaghetti W/ Garlic-Tomato-Scallions Sauce, and catfish fillets pan-fried in butter. Sometimes my husband would save a fish for me to do whatever I want with it. These are the fishes where he leaves the skin and sometimes head, in tact. Earlier this month, he reserved one catfish (decent size), cut into steaks for me to cook however I want for my lunch.
I decided to cook it bistek style. Bistek is basically thin slices of beef marinated in soy sauce, lemon juice, and garlic sauce then cooked in oil with onions. You can do this with pork too. With the catfish steaks though, I eliminated the marinating process. Nevertheless, the fish absorbed the bistek flavors just fine.
|Catfish Steaks, Bistek Style|
- 1 catfish, cleaned, gutted, and sliced in steaks
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 lemon
- 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce (optional)
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 large onion, sliced in rounds
- 4 tbsp of oil
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- Heat oil in a pan. saute the garlic for a few seconds. Add the fish into the pan. Brown both sides of the fish steaks for a minute or two.
- Add the soy sauce, water, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce, stir and cover the pan. Let that cook in medium heat for 15-20 minutes. Stir a couple of times.
- Add the sliced onions to cook until soft and translucent. Sprinkle red pepper flakes if you want.
- Serve with rice.