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Monday, June 06, 2011

Garlic Butter Basa Fillet!

Hey peeps!

So, a long time ago, i ordered 2 basa fillets from butcher2u.

There is some controversy surrounding the basa fish, but i think it should be fine and it is really quite a nice fish to eat. So, whatever.

We found a recipe online for this and really liked it. So i adapted it slightly when the three of us where sick and didn’t want to eat heaty food.

And it is really simple as well.


2 basa fish fillet
50gm butter, melted
6-10 cloves of garlic, minced (i love garlic, so i definitely put a lot in there)
1/2 lime/lemon
Chopped coriander
Salt & Pepper


1. In a pyrex dish, i mixed the melted butter, minced garlic, salt and pepper together.

Good amount of garlic eh. I love garlic.

2. Place the fillets of fish in the dish and coat both sides of the fish with the butter mixture.

It’s quite cold here already so, if a matter of minutes, my melted butter hardened – hahaha – and mine was more of a paste then liquid. but it’s fine, just get the fillets coated.

3. Cover the dish with an aluminium foil and bake in a 200 degree oven for 10 minutes. Take the dish out and switch off the oven.

4. Carefully open the aluminium, avoiding the hot steam. Sprinkle over the fish the lime/lemon juice and the chopped coriander. (At this point, you can totally see in the picture below that the fish is not totally cooked yet – it’s still slightly translucent and a little pink)


5. Place back into the oven to let the fish continue cooking in its residual heat for 8 minutes.

6. By then, the fish should become totally white and flaky.

7. This is best served with basmati rice.

The website where i got this from served this with coconut rice – which is awesome. But i wanted to cut down on the fat a little. So instead, we served it with plain basmati rice.

The butter might seem slightly excessive, but if you eat this with rice, the garlic butter would go fantastic as a sauce for our rice.

If you decide to have this on its own, then either cut down the amount of butter, or just get rid of the excess.

In any case, this was a really simple meal that we really enjoyed.

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