Christine Ha won the reality competition MasterChef even though she couldn’t see the ingredients or the tools in kitchen.
She started losing her vision about 10 years ago after her optic nerve became inflamed because of an autoimmune condition.
Christine joins The Doctors and prepares her recipe for a braised catfish in a clay pot with pickled cucumbers and carrots, from the new book MasterChef, The Ultimate Cookbook .
Ingredients for pickled carrots and cucumbers:
2 small Carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 small cucumbers, thinly sliced into rounds
½ cup rice vinegar
6 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons kosher slat
Ingredients for catfish:
¼ cup canola oil
2 small shallots, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cayenne
4 (1-to 1 ½-inch-thick) skinless catfish steaks
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons plus ½ cup water
2 tablespoons fish sauce
3 cups steamed jasmine rice
2 scallions, thinly sliced
Cilantro sprigs, for garnish
For the pickled carrots and cucumbers:
Toss the carrots, cucumbers, vinegar, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
For the catfish: