Swai Filets or known as asian catfish which are farm raised catfish from asia, most commonly from vietnam. They are a delicate mild filet since being farm raised there is no mud taste and are very good just being fried or baked.
But I like to smoke them since they are only $3.00 a Lb at aldi, sold in 2lb frozen bags for $5.99
Smoked Swai Filets
2 lbs of defrosted swai filets
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup of kosher salt or sea salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
6oz of lemon juice, recon or fresh
6 cups of chicken broth or 6 chicken bullion qubes melted down in 6 cups of boiling water
Mix all seasonings in a 1 gallon freezer bag and add swai filets, mixing again to coat filets, squease all excess air from bag and seal.
Place in refridgerator for 6hrs to marinate
When ready get your smoker up to 200F degrees with cherry or apple wood and spray your racks with olive oil or at least wipe them down with oil and place the filets on angles so as not to have drooping of filets.
Smoke for 1hr 30 minutes and remove racks and let cool a bit; they are a very tender whitefish so be careful. Then spatula them from the racks and foil pack or vacuum seal them. Then refridgerate entill cold and Enjoy
You can freeze them once packaged for later use