Indonesian Catfish with Cucumber Salad Recipe

Serves/Makes: 16 small skewers


  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 16 wooden skewers
How to cook Indonesian Catfish with Cucumber Salad:
  • Soak the wooden skewers in water and refrigerate for 1 hour. This will prevent the wood from burning during cooking.
  • Combine the soy sauce, 1 Tablespoon vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic in a small bowl. Stir well to dissolve the sugar. Set aside.
  • Cut the catfish fillets, lengthwise, into four thin strips. Two of the strips will be longer than the others.
  • Thread one catfish strip onto each wooden skewer. Cover the catfish skewers with the marinade and refrigerate for several hours.
  • When ready to serve, grill the skewers for 3 minutes per side and serve warm on a bed of Cucumber Salad as a first course, or from a buffet table with a choice of sauces.

Cucumber Salad Recipe

Cucumber Salad Ingredients:
  • 2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon liquid, non-sugar sweetener
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 cup water
How to cook Cucumber Salad:
  • Place cucumbers and onion in a glass bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients, and mix thoroughly.
  • Refrigerate for several hours if possible.
  • This salad will hold refrigerated for several days.


Indonesian food comes from many sources of ingredients and spices, from various kinds of chilies, ginger, shallot, turmeric to coconut milk. Combining those natural spicy ingredients provides you unique dishes from Indonesia, the islands of spices...

This recipe for Indonesian Catfish with Cucumber Salad serves/makes: 16 small skewers

The Indonesian Catfish with Cucumber Salad recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Catfish (more Catfish recipes)
Preparation Method: Broiled/Grilled (more Broiled/Grilled recipes)
Cuisine: Indonesian (more Indonesian recipes)

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