Lemon Garlic Baked Basa Fish is my blog’s most searched and viewed recipe and is an absolutely lovely fish dish to try. In our house I try and make fish on Friday’s (“Fishy Friday’s” as I tell my kids), and this is a new type of fish and recipe that I tried that definitely now has a place in the rotation. Note: If you do not like or wish to use Basa then try another firm white fish. I am continuing to educate myself on sustainable fish and the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise site is a great resource.
**Update: Link here for more amazing and scrumptious Basa Fish recipes: Basa Fish Tacos, Creamy Crunchy Baked Basa (our family’s favourite and kid approved!), Panko Crusted Basa Fish Sticks and Pan Roasted Basa with Fingerling Potatoes and Onions.
- 3 basa fillets (this served 2 adults and 2 children)
- Salt and pepper to season
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Place fish fillets in a 9 x 13 baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
- Combine melted butter with the garlic and baste each basa fillet with the mixture.
- Layer lemon slices over each fillet.
- Top baking dish with aluminum foil and place in the oven.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until fish are totally opaque and fully cooked . . . cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of the fish – check on it and when it is totally opaque and flakes it will be ready.
- Remove from oven and serve with fresh parsley for garnish if desired (I didn’t have any on hand when I made it but I wish I had as it would have finished it off perfectly).
Note: if you need more or less fish just add more butter, garlic and lemon as needed . . . I used 1 garlic clove and 1 tablespoon of butter per fillet. 1 lemon was more than enough for 3 fillets and I think could be stretched out for 4.