Swai For Dinner

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  1. Flint_2016

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    Has anyone ever eaten swai?Swai fish is a type of white fish with a mild flavor and flaky texture. It's a freshwater fish that's native to Vietnamese rivers and a type of catfish.It can be found in the fish section in a supermarket or at a seafood store.I bought it at a supermarket.I found it to have a similar texture and flavor of any other catfish I've ever eaten,quite delicious in my opinion.I chose it for a camping dinner with baked potato and salad greens.
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    I've heard of it but never tried it. My local grocery has several types of fish but not swai. Looks great!
     
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    Never heard of it before, but I do like catfish... blackened, please and with a baked potato!
     
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    Oh yeah, I eat Swai all the time. Very delicate, light flavor; delicious. None of the "dirt" taste you sometimes get with local catfish. Good size filets. Extremely affordable. I get a bag of frozen filets at the grocery, maybe a dollar a filet, dole them out to eat as I feel like it.

    Because the flavor is so light, there's no need to season it heavily; really it's easy to overdo it. Toss over a pinch of salt. You can use black pepper but be very conservative, less than you usually use, or it will overpower other flavors. A little Tony Chachere's works well, too. Then saute.

    Personally I'd choose Swai over Tilapia 10 times out of 10, YMMV.
     
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    I like it better than tilapia as well. It's often billed as "grouper" at seafood places, but a lot of states are cracking down on this and charging/fining places that do it.
     
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    Those of you who can't find Swai at your grocery, it's also sold under the names of Pangasius / panga and basa.
     
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    I like it as well, very tasty inexpensive and I've gotten a lot of fish for the money when I bought it.
     
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    I’ve seen it labeled Basa and Swai at my local super markets, not bad tasting but I shy away from farm raised fish and am really leary of Asian farm raised fish/shrimp! JMHO, YMMV
     
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    Steamed with pepper and lemon is awsome.
     

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