Grilled Swai Texas Butter Recipe

Grilled Swai The Mysterious Fish

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep: 15 minutes
Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Adjustable Servings: 2
Calories: 2114 kcal
Not too long ago I ran into a fish called Swai. Had never heard of but going to name my 1st born after because in my mind it tasted like a swimming crab. I posted an image of the dinner on a social and someone chimed in about the shady-ness of the Swai. Basically it’s a fish native to Nam and naturally swims in their shady waters. They are now farmed and I have no idea what water is being used but I suspect it’s flavored crab water. It looks a lot like a catfish so it’s freshwater and crap eater like our catfish. Anyways, use your own judgement on what fish you want because I had 6 dollar tacos for lunch and thousands over the last 30 years…
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Swai Parts

  • 2 pounds Swai That’s about 3 fillets.
  • 1 tbs lime
  • 1 tbs Cottonmouth
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

The Rest

  • 1 cast iron grill or actual BBQ grill
  • 35 oz frozen french ='s 1 bag shoestring
  • 1/2 cup Velveeta
  • 3 tbsp RED
  • 1 cup tomato diced
  • 2 oz jalapeno ='s 1 jalap diced, deseeded for milder
  • 1/4 oz white onion diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro diced
  • 1/4 oz garlic ='s 1 clove chopped
  • 4 oz avocado
  • 1/4 tsp salt

The Build

Swai Construction (actually do this 2nd)

  1. However you want to grill. It’s a pretty firm fish. I used a cast iron grill pan.
  2. Heat grill pan to medium high.
  3. Rub olive oil, salt, and Cottonmouth all over you fish fillets.
  4. Lightly spray pan or grill and lay in the fish. Using a grill pan I could only cook 1 at a time so that’s why I say do this part 2nd.
  5. The fillets were thick so I did 4 minute flip, 4 minute flip, and final 3 minutes.
  6. Plate them up.

The Rest of Build

  1. Since you can’t buy ¼ of an onion a lot of the above ingredients on all the recipes will likely involve buying whole using an amount of it.
  2. Save a dash of cilantro for garnish.
  3. So take all of these: 1 cup tomato, 1 jalapeno, ¼ onion, 1 cup cilantro, 1 garlic clove, 1 dash of salt, and throw in a bowl. Mix well and let sit. Boom pico in the making!
  4. Bake shoestring fries like the bag says. Think it’s about 20-25-minutes.
  5. In another bowl put 4 ounces of diced Velveeta and 1 ounce of milk. (you can add RED or spices)
  6. Cook in microwave for 30 seconds, check, and stir. Rinse and repeat until cheese is smooth.
  7. Finish off the plate to the top. Fish, pico on top of it. Fries, queso on top of them, then Salsa on top of that. Add avocado and you’re good to go!


9 times outa 10 these recipes are made for one but will feed more.


➕ Nutrition - About

Hay yall! Don’t be afraid to adjust or substitute ingredients to your taste. None of these recipes came from a written measured recipe. They are made, noted, measured on the fly, then pumped up here when time permits. If you don’t have any Texas Butter I guess we’ll overlook it if you use what’s in your pantry. Be sure to ask how something turned out or you have questions. Expect grammar errors, these are not checked much. Well, in general I can’t spell worth a crap. Thanks – Shawn

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Swai The Mysterious Fish
Amount Per Serving (344 g)
Calories 2114 Calories from Fat 972
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 108g 166%
Saturated Fat 32g 160%
Cholesterol 265mg 88%
Sodium 4228mg 176%
Potassium 4382mg 125%
Total Carbohydrates 171g 57%
Dietary Fiber 28g 112%
Sugars 8g
Protein 123g 246%
Vitamin A 52.1%
Vitamin C 101%
Calcium 47.6%
Iron 58.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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