Swai was a new type of fish for me. I hesitated at first when I read it was in the catfish family, farmed in Vietnam because I’ve never been a big fan of catfish. But then my local grocery store advertised a really good price on it, so I decided to give it a try. Thank goodness for that grocery ad because it was delicious!
Swai (pronounced ‘s-why’) is a very mild white-flesh fish, typically sold frozen in boneless, skinless fillets so it’s extremely versatile like cod or whitefish, and it will compliment any flavor profile you pair with it. I decided to try a miso glaze for my first time out with some fish sauce, rice wine vinegar, and fresh ginger and it was wonderful! An empty platter at the end of a meal is a success in my book!