Basa Fillets in Tomato Sauce

    50 minutes

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

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    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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    Delicious! I took some to work and everyone liked it, but instead of using tomatillos (don't like them that much), I used regular tomatoes. Thanks for the recipe!  -  15 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Ironically I had bought basa fillets for the 1st time and some tomatillo and jalapenos. I was looking up a recipe for the fish and found this one. Amazing. My son and I prepared it together. Only thing I did was sprinkle a little lime juice on the fish before I cooked it. It was an excellent recipe.  -  10 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a ver simple, but delicious recipe. We had never prepared basa before and the recipe was easy to follow and resulted in a meal that we would serve to guests on the first try.  -  28 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)