Lemon Ginger Basa

Cook up this quick and easy 5-star main dish in less than 30 minutes. Cod, haddock, or grouper also work well with this tasty fish recipe.

Looking for a simple fish dinner? Try this easy recipe for baked fish fillets. You can use any firm white fish; cod, haddock, or grouper work well.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 5 ounces fish)


  • • 3-4 large pieces of Basa fish
  • • a punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • • Apple cider vinegar (to taste)
  • • White wine vinegar (to taste)
  • • Sesame oil
  • • Fresh lemon juice
  • • Salt and pepper
  • • 3 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • • 3 tbsp basil pesto or fresh basil leaves roughly chopped
  • • A good splash of olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 170c
2. Place fish in a large bowl. Add garlic, pesto or fresh basil, ginger, juice of half a lemon, salt and pepper and fish sauce, olive oil and sesame oil. Rub it, rub it good!
3. Place fish fillets on a baking tray liked with foil and baking paper. Squeeze a little more lemon on top. Cover again with foil. Place in oven and cook for 10 min. Serve as soon as it comes out of the oven.
To make salad:
Place sliced cucumber, spinach, cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar and sesame oil, and toss.

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