Other than Southerners, no culture loves catfish more than the Vietnamese. There are tons of Vietnamese catfish recipes, but this one, claypot catfish, may be the most famous. So I used molasses instead, and it was really, really good. What sort of catfish to use?
Asian Catfish Wraps
Spicy Asian Catfish with Stir-Fried Vegetables — The Catfish Institute
Catfish nuggets are fresh catfish pieces that are less expensive than fillets. If they're not available, buy fillets and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Add catfish nuggets; cook 3 minutes or until done, stirring frequently. Remove from pan. Stir in catfish nuggets, hoisin, and chili garlic sauce, and cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat. Warm tortillas according to package directions.
Clay Pot-Style Catfish in Caramel Sauce
At the Spice Table, Bryant Ng simmers traditional bone-in catfish steaks in a sweet-savory caramel sauce. The simpler version here calls for easier-to-find catfish fillets, which are just as delicious. Add the ginger matchsticks and fry over moderate heat, stirring, until browned and crisp, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fried ginger to paper towels to drain. In a small saucepan, combine the granulated sugar with 1 tablespoon of water.