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Basa Fish

foodmyworld's picture
This basa fish recipe is one that is very healthy as it uses fresh ingredients and the method of baking. The taste of the fish that I cooked last time still lingers on in my head and so I decided to repeat the delicious delight once again soon. It is a wonderful dish that you can dig into for a real treat.
  Basa fillets 2
  Lemon 1⁄2 , juiced
  Chopped fresh dill 1 Teaspoon
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 stick)

Take the basa fillets and place in a foil. Sprinkle the dill and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. Add the stick of butter. Wrap the foil well and close all ends. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Enjoy!!

Recipe Summary

Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Anonymous's picture
This is nice, but needs seasoning according to taste. Very good, simple recipe to use, thanks.
shantihhh's picture
Basa is often from Vietnam and I won't buy it due to the high usage of antibiotics in the crowded farming conditions in Vietnam (& China). In the US basa fish is also called bocourti In Europe, these fish are commonly marketed as pangassius or panga. I prefer using fresh catfish and yes some spice!
Anonymous's picture
Fast, easy and tasty recipe. I add in some Lemon Pepper for taste and serve over a bed of wild rice. Has replaced tilapia as our fish of choice.
shantihhh's picture
The basa fish, Pangasius bocourti, is a type of catfish in the family Pangasiidae. Basa are native to the Mekong River Delta in Vietnam and Chao Phraya basin in Thailand. These fish are important food fish with an international market. They are often labeled in North America and Australia as basa fish or bocourti. Always frozen of course in the US. I won't buy fish/seafood from Vietnam or China due to crowded farming habits and the extensive use of antibiotics. Crowded fish=sick fish so they load them up with antibiotics. no thanks! Tilapia, several species and their hybrids of Oreochromis, are the second most important group of farm raised fish in the world. Tilapia farming and consumption are rapidly increasing in the US. Tilapia is now the fifth most popular seafood consumed in the United States.
Anonymous's picture
ok, so don't comment on here if you don't eat it.
shantihhh's picture
Many fish recipes are interchangeable IE basa-you could use catfish or snapper, etc. I can't cook without some garlic and spices and or herbs! However the butter, lemon and dill are a great beginning for sure. Just would add some chiles or pepper to our tasteLove fish-especially fresh wild caught!
Anonymous's picture
really- one STICK of butter for 2 fillets? does this need verification/correction? yes we can use our common sense, but cooking sense isn't "common" to all of us, and I'd hate to see people led down the road to high cholesterol.
shantihhh's picture
I wouldn't use that much butter, maybe 2 tsp of butter and a little olive oil would taste as good and be far healthier.
debbieccc's picture
This was simple to make and tasted very good, I used a covered oven dish (not foil)and much less butter. Enjoy!
rhonda wanotch's picture
This is a very delicious recipe,both my husband and I love dill,and it is very simple,but I also used less butter,thnaks.
Basa Fish Recipe