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If you’re looking for a healthy white fish that’s as tasty as it is versatile, you’re going to love giving these swai fish recipes a try! This tender fish has a mild taste that pairs beautifully with so many flavors. From baked or pan-fried fillets in lemon-butter sauce to panko crusted swai to tender fish simmered in coconut, there’s something for every palette!
Are you familiar with swai, also known as Asian or Vietnamese catfish? Whether you already love this mild white fish or want to give it a try, we have all the craveworthy swai fish recipes you need!
While very popular in Vietnam, swai has recently become more widely available in the US. People love it for the firm, moist texture of the fish fillets and the neutral taste that pairs well with so many other ingredients and flavors.
Try an easy, healthy recipe like air fryer or baked swai, or spice things up with swai in a coconut sauce or panko crusted swai. If you’ve been wanting to add more healthy white fish to your diet, this list is full of tasty inspiration!
This blackened fish recipe uses basic ingredients and packs in 21 grams of protein for every 4 ounces of fish! Best of all, it can be ready in just 10 minutes for tender, flaky goodness you can feel good about eating.
2. Baked Swai
The white wine lemon garlic sauce makes this dish elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, but it’s still easy enough to throw together on a busy weeknight! The 5-minute sauce can also be made ahead of time.
Is there anything better than tender, moist, pan-fried fish? The lemon-butter sauce on top adds the perfect pop of savory flavor that will rival any seafood restaurant. And everything is ready in just 10 minutes!
When you need a true crowd-pleaser, look no further than crispy fish fillets fried in oil until golden brown! Just make sure to leave a little extra time as it will need to sit in the fridge for 2 hours before frying.
5. Cajun Swai
Aromatic Cajun seasoning adds so much flavor to soft and juicy swai fish fillets! Each one turns out with a slight crisp on the outside while staying tender and moist on the inside. You won’t be able to eat just one!
This one-pot (or one air fryer basket) meal takes care of your protein and your veggies at the same time! The honey-mustard marinade turns this easy recipe into a mouthwatering dish you’ll want to make again and again.
Go from freezer to table in just 30 minutes thanks to this quick and tasty recipe! There’s no need to thaw the fish ahead of time, and the seasoning is made from pantry staples for a convenient busy weeknight dinner.
Fish, broccoli, and rice all bake together in the oven for a super simple family meal. You can also customize the flavors however you like — make it spicy with chili powder and paprika or keep it mild with garlic and herbs!
You’re going to fall in love with tender white fish simmered in a savory coconut sauce! Serve it with coconut rice to use up the full can of coconut milk and enjoy a hearty meal ready in 15 minutes or less.
This kid-approved recipe is made with basic ingredients and packs the perfect amount of crunch! For a true southern experience, whip up some corn cakes and sauteed kale to complement your fried fish.
Fresh ginger, capers, and an easy lemon butter garlic sauce turns fresh swai fillets into a mouthwatering meal in under 30 minutes. You can also add a little white wine for extra tangy flavor!
Even novice grillers will have no problem whipping up this wonderful fish! Simply brush with oil, season on all sides, grill for about 10 minutes, then garnish with lemon and serve. It couldn’t be easier!
Which one of these recipes will you be trying?
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12 Swai Fish Recipes
- 2 swai fish fillets
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place fish fillets on the baking sheet. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
- Brush melted butter on the fish. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through.