Panko Crusted Cilantro Lime Swai with Roasted Potatoes and Red wine Green Beans

Swai is a Vietnamese species of catfish. It is common in taste to catfish with a flaky texture and mildly sweet taste.  It is not an expensive fish about 5 dollars per pound and I found that our local Giant© carries them not frozen.  If you have never made fish before or never made Swai, this is an excellent recipe to start with.  Very flavorful and easy.

You will need;

2 lbs of Swai filets (about 7 total)

1 ½ cups of panko bread crumbs

½ cup of fresh chopped cilantro

3 limes

Salt and pepper to taste

Red pepper flakes (to your specific taste)

In a large dish, combine the panko, cilantro, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Coat the filets with lime juice (use two of the limes for it) and dredge them in the panko mixture before placing on a baking sheet.

Mix the panko with the other ingredients and use for dredging Coat the fish with the mixture and put on a broiling pan

Broil for 8 – 10 minutes on LO. The filets with become firm and flake easily with a fork.  REMEMBER this is a broiler and the fish can burn so watch them carefully.  Sometimes you will need to move the fish around to make sure they brown evenly.

Serve with Red wine vinegar beans and Cilantro roasted potatoes’

Red wine vinegar beans;

1 lb of fresh beans trimmed

Olive oil

1 tsp red wine vinegar

Salt and pepper

Boil the beans in salted water until cooked through, in a separate bowl combine the vinegar and oil with the salt and pepper. Toss the beans into it and serve while warm.  Adding slivered almonds would make a nice touch.

Cilantro Roasted Potatoes

1 ½ lbs potato cut up into bite size pieces

2 tsp olive oil

3 cloves of minced garlic

2 tbsp chopped cilantro Fresh

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients making sure the potatoes are evenly coated.  Spread the potatoes on a baking sheet and roast at 375 degrees for 25 minutes turning at 15 minutes and continuing the roasting.

These little bites of heaven are just wonderful!

I loved this recipe and the combination of all the different dishes complemented each other so well.  The whole family loved it and we had no left over’s!

Bon Appétit

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Natalia says:

    Hi there!
    Sorry for not posting this earlier – but I (and many more) loved your recipe, last time I made it – there were some changes. And also – thank you for this awesome swai recipe Laura 🙂


    1. You are very welcome and thank you for sharing. I like the changes you made and will certainly keep them in mind the next time I cook it. =) Come back often for more recipes and if you make them let me know! I am also on Pinterest, Started following your food account on Pinterest! Have a Great Day!


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