Mouthwatering masala basa fish fillet…just close your eyes and savour it. This is a seriously good food moment.
Done in under 30 minutes, these fillets are perfect as a weeknight meal. Simple, yet uncompromising on flavour. This blend of spices works well with other types of fish and seafood. The tried-and-true ones from my kitchen are salmon, cod, haddock and shrimp.
I don’t know about you, but I love the winding down in our eating routine post Christmas; in pursuit of ‘lighter,’ perhaps more healthier meals. When I think of light food, I picture a lean protein source as one option. Basa fish with its mild, slightly sweet flavour and delicate texture definitely fits the bill. Marry it with a delicious colourful salad and voila; we have an enticing and satisfying meal. Additionally, it uses minimal oil, making this an ideal dish for those on the hunt for healthier meal options. The addition of lemon juice serves as a super alternative if you’re watching your intake of salt.
People often approach me with concerns about eating fish. Well, the benefits certainly outweigh the risks. According to Health Canada, most Canadians don’t need to be worried about mercury exposure as a result of fish consumption. Most of the common types consumed by Canadians are relatively low in mercury; basa being one of them.
When cooking the fish, avoid flipping too much and be wary not to overcook it. The fish will be flakey when done.
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4-Spice Basa Fish Fillet
- 5 basa fish fillets large
- 2 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 5 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lemon juice
- Dry fish fillets with a paper towel
- Combine spices and salt and sprinkle spice mix to coat the fillets. Ensure both sides are coated completely
- In a large skillet or pan, heat oil over medium/high heat
- Place the coated fillets in the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes per side or when cooked through
- Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice