Right. Ian and I cooked perhaps our best meal ever this evening. Ten kinds of yum, we should open our own restaurant. I made a simple veggie stir fry on the side as the catfish to give us some leftovers and.... our vegetables for the meal. While this was by no means our healthiest dinner, sometimes you've got to just splurge a little.
Adapted from Epicurious.com
We found mushroom soy sauce at our local asian grocery. You can use regular soy sauce, if you have it, but now I would strongly suggest investing in a bottle of mushroom soy sauce, it adds a whole new depth to the meal.
5 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil
2 cups peeled, julienned ginger (about 1/2 pound) or 1 cup chopped bottled ginger, drained and pressed
1 1/2 pounds catfish fillets, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide strips
3 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons mushroom soy sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
4 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal