Such a different, but good dinner tonight!
Potato Salad on Fresh Greens
Broiled Swain in Lemon Butter
That’s nice, you say. But just what is Swai? Various sources on the inter net gave us these answers.
Swai are farmed river catfish native to Southeast Asia. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, and they are naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Much like the American catfish, Swai are light, sweet and flaky. Often compared to the mild cod and sole, Swai can be used in pretty much any recipe calling for basic fish
Swai fish is a fish native to South East Asia and especially Vietnam but also Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. Given the excellent cuisines from these countries it certainly seems worthwhile investigating what Swai fish is. Another advantage of the Swai fish is its cost. As fish prices continue to rise, Swai is at a huge advantage as it is plentiful and retails somewhere in the region of under $5 a pound which is an excellent price. (http://www.ask.com/questions-about/Swai-Fillets)
So, what is Swai fish like to eat? Well, it is a delicately flavoured white flesh with a somewhat flaky texture that is perhaps best grilled or broiled. Whilst it can be cooked quite simply and has a delicate taste, it is also excellent with sauces. (http://charliegrumples.hubpages.com/hub/What-is-Swai-Fish)
Swai is a fish with white-beige flesh that you can find in fillet form. It is light and flaky, and has a mild sweet flavor. The fish is found in Southeast Asia mainly along the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam. A 3.5 ounce fillet has 90 calories, 4 grams of fat (1.5 saturated), 45 milligrams of cholesterol, and 50 mg of sodium. Experts say you can bake, broil, coat with bread crumbs and fry, grill or sauté the fish. (http://www.kgbanswers.com/what-is-swai-fillet-its-a-fish-where-does-it-come-from/4726416)
We broiled our very simply. 1 T Butter, unsalted, Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon. Sprinkle of Paprika. Broiled for 8 minutes at 550 degrees F. That’s it. Pretty straight forward and easy. We got ours at WinCo, but I suppose you can purchase it almost any place. Enjoy!