How to make catfish in sauce? Preparing it at home is that easy

If you still don’t know how to make catfish in saucewe are going to give you some recommendations through a step by step so that you can show off with this gastronomic delight.

In some countries, especially in Colombia, it is very normal to find the popular catfish. This quite particular river fish due to its characteristic mustaches and incredible flavor, has accompanied families at the table for decades. In addition to being a dish that can be tasted on any Sunday, this fish is also part of the gastronomic rituals of Holy Week, so perhaps you tasted it during those days.

So that you know how to prepare the recipe for fish burgers or know the details to make a very tasty catfish in sauce, we share a step by step that is very easy to follow:

How to make catfish in sauce

Come into the kitchen and score a hit! Get all the ingredients you need ready, put on your apron and follow this easy recipe to make your guests fall in love with this preparation:

Preparation time40 minutesCooking time 30 minutesCategoryMain courseCookingColombianKeywordsSauce, flavor, food, typicalFor how many people3PortionMediumCalories158Fat6.97 g


  • 500 grams of catfish in post
  • A finely chopped big onion
  • 2 long onion stalks chopped
  • half a cup of milk
  • 5 grated tomatoes
  • Two tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • a teaspoon of color
  • A bell pepper cut into strips
  • Water


Step 1. Cook

The first thing you should do is put the oil in a pan or pot and let it come to temperature. Immediately add the onions (big-headed and long) to fry for a few seconds along with the garlic; stir to mix well. Also add the tomato, paprika, color and salt to your liking. Mix with the help of a spoon so that all the ingredients come together. Let this stew fry for about 5 minutes and now, pour half a cup of water. Add the pieces of fish and bathe them with a little of the stew. Cover the pot and allow it to cook for about 15 minutes over medium heat.

Step 2. Add milk

After about 10 minutes of this cooking, you should add the milk so that the sauce takes on a delicious and concentrated flavor. Leave 5 more minutes for it to finish cooking. When the 15 minutes have elapsed, then you will have to check that the fish looks well cooked and if the seasoning is at the indicated point. You can add more salt if you wish. You can also put some pieces of the green part of the long onion at this time, so that they release more flavor. Done, now you can serve this delicious catfish to share with the family. Remember that you can accompany it with white rice, yucca and/or potatoes. Bon Appetite.

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