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Garlic Flavored Basa Fish

foodwithme's picture
This Chinese style basa fish cooked in a mild ginger-garlic sauce is a wonderful accompaniment with your noodles or fried rice. An easy and quick to make dish you can enjoy a complete meal now without much effort.
  Basa fish pieces 15 , bite size pieces
  Cornstarch 3 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Cooking oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Crushed black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped ginger 1 Inch
  Finely chopped garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
  Onion 1 , finely chopped

Marinate the fish with cornflour (2 tbsp), all-purpose flour, salt to taste and a pinch of black pepper. Deep fry the fish pieces and keep aside.

For the sauce:
Add a tbsp of oil. Add the onions, ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute or two till you can smell a nice aroma of the ginger and the onions and soft. Add in the other ingredients (except the fish) and blend well. Add some water or stock and boil for a few minutes. Add cornflour (mixed in water) to thicken the sauce. Boil for a minute and add the fish pieces. Mix well. Serve sprinkled with finely chopped spring onions or parsley.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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shantihhh's picture
Basa fish is one I won't buy as it is from Vietnam and the way they raise fish using antibiotics due to crowding isn't good-same as in China. Basa is catfish and I much prefer o buy American fresh catfish! So this recipe would be excellent with fresh catfish! The French are quite up in arms about safety of eating this polluted fish Shanti/Mary-Anne
Anonymous's picture
I added a little chilli paste to the recipe and it turned out great. Excellent, simple recipe! Thanks.
Anonymous's picture
Absolutely delicious! Like another poster, I added a little chilli sauce which really worked well. Oh, and I also used galagal as I had no fresh ginger handy. Excellent recipe.
Garlic Flavored Basa Fish Recipe