Basa Fillets in Tomato Sauce

Basa Fillets in Tomato Sauce


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Basa fillets are gently fried then combined with a homemade tomato sauce and simmered to perfection before being served on a bed of rice.


Serves: 6 

  • Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups (750ml) water
  • 3 teaspoons chicken stock powder
  • Tomato Sauce
  • 500g fresh large tomatoes
  • 3 jalapeno chillies, cut into large pieces
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
  • Fish
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 750g basa fillets
  • 3 tablespoons diced fresh coriander
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Rice: Combine the rice, water and stock powder in a saucepan. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender and water has been absorbed. Set aside.
  2. Tomato Sauce: Meanwhile in a large saucepan bring about 5cm of water to a boil. Add chillies and cook for 5 minutes then add the tomatoes. Boil for 5 more minutes. Remove the tomatoes with a slotted spoon and transfer to a blender.
  3. Add to the blender the clove of garlic, salt and 1 or 2 jalapenos. Puree until liquid then taste and blend in more jalapeno as desired. Set aside.
  4. Fish: Heat the oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Add the onions and clove of garlic; cook and stir until fragrant.
  5. Add the fish fillets and cook for about 2 minutes per side. Pour in the tomato sauce and mix in the coriander and lime juice. Simmer for a few minutes or place under a grill until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  6. To Serve: Serve fish immediately on a bed of rice. Spoon sauce over the top. Enjoy with your favourite ice cold beverage.

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