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Oven Baked Basa Fish Fillets

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 Oven baked basa fish marinated with butter, sweet paprika and dried basil. Fish basa fillets are easy, quick and healthy meal for the party gathering or family dinner.

Oven baked fish basa is one of the easiest dinner ideas by ilonaspassion.com I @ilonaspassion

Baked basa fish fillets in the oven with the taste of sweet paprika. Topped with slices of lemon and basil. Smeared with the melted butter that adds additional flavor. Perfect weeknight main course. Also, very convenient to prepare before any party.

Oven Baked Basa Fish Fillets Recipe

Texture: tender.
Taste: salty, with paprika flavor.
Simplicity: easy, you need to marinate fish, then bake.
Meal Typedinner, meal prep.

Ingredients Needed

Basa white fish, spices, lemon, butter.
  • Basa Fish – white fish. Other white fish can be used for this recipe, for example: tilapia, cod, haddock. Just remember the baking time may vary.
  • Unsalted Butter – salted butter can be substituted but use less salt in the recipe.
  • Sweet Paprika – for extra flavor.
  • Dried Basil – fresh basil can be used as well.
  • Salt – Himalayan, sea salt or table salt etc.
  • Lemon Juice – to enhance the flavor.
  • Lemon Slices – to place on fish before baking. Lime can be used instead of lemon.
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How to cook Basa Fish Fillets

  1. (Full recipe and video below). Firstly, prepare marinate by mixing melted butter with spices and lemon juice.
  2. Marinate the fish for about 20-30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. Finally, bake uncovered on baking sheet in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Step by step on how to make baked basa fish fillets in the oven by ilonaspassion.com I @ilonaspassion

Is Basa Fish Healthy

This is the type of catfish that is high is protein. It is very low in calories and it doesn’t contain any carbohydrates. Therefore, it is one of the best fish while dieting. Also, basa fillets contain high amount of fats and Omega 3 fatty acids.  As a result, the Omega 3 acids lowers the risk of chronic diseases. These fillets are also low in sodium. In addition, this type of catfish contain potassium and zinc. The minerals that are important for our bodies to function.

Healthy oven baked fish basa marinated in butter, paprika and basil by ilonaspassion.com I @ilonaspassion

Tips to Make Oven Baked Basa Fish

  • Marinate the fish for about 20 minutes. I used silicone cooking brush to spread marinate nicely.
  • Also, I used my favorite freeze dried basil for the marinate, but you can use fresh if you have it, this will enhance the flavor.
  • It is best to put fish on parchment paper to prevent it from sticking to the pan.
  • Meal Prep Tips: The cooked fish can be stored in glass or plastic container in the fridge. Get organized and save time with this meal planning printable.

Oven Baked Basa Fish Fillets Faq’s

How long does basa take to cook?

It will take approximately 30 mintes to bake the fish in the oven.

Do you bake fish covered or uncovered?

Bake basa fillets uncovered to have nice flaky texture.

What to serve with basa fish?

You can serve it with homemade mashed potatoes, kale salad and baked zucchini fries. These fish fillets will taste great with any grains like quinoa, barley or buckwheat, sweet potato or carrot fries will pair nicely also.

Complete dinner menu with kale salad, mashed potatoes and zucchini fries.

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Baked Basa Fish Fillet

Oven baked basa fish fillets with sweet paprika and dried basil.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Servings: 2
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Ilona

Ingredients

  • 2 basa fish fillets
  • 4 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp. sweet paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. lemon juice
  • 4 lemon slices

Instructions

  • Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper. Put basa fish on the baking sheet.
    2 basa fish fillets
  • Melt butter in the small glass bowl. Add sweet paprika, dried basil, salt and lemon juice.
    4 tsp. unsalted butter, 1/2 Tbsp. sweet paprika, 1/2 Tbsp. dried basil, 1/8 tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. lemon juice
  • Spread the marinate on both sides of fish using cooking brush or spoon. Marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Put lemon slices on top of the fish.
    4 lemon slices
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Bake for 30 minutes uncovered.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Video

Notes

  • Basa Fish – white fish. Other white fish can be used for this recipe, for example: tilapia, cod, haddock. Just remember the baking time may vary.
  • Unsalted Butter – salted butter can be substituted but use less salt in the recipe.
  • Dried Basil – fresh basil can be used as well.
    • Lemon Slices – to place on fish before baking. Lime can be used instead of lemon.
    • Marinate the fish for about 20 minutes. I used silicone cooking brush to spread marinate nicely.
    • Also, I used my favorite freeze dried basil for the marinate, but you can use fresh if you have it, this will enhance the flavor.
    • It is the best to put fish on parchment paper to prevent it from sticking to the pan.
    • Meal Prep Tips: The cooked fish can be stored in glass or plastic container in the fridge.
    • What to serve with basa fish? You can serve it with homemade mashed potatoes, kale salad and baked zucchini fries. These fish fillets will taste great with any grains like quinoa, barley or buckwheat, sweet potato or carrot fries will pair nicely also.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 2gCalories: 101kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 127mgPotassium: 231mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2095IUVitamin C: 19.1mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 4.3mg
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    Update Notes: The recipe was originally posted in 2014, it was updated with new video in May, 2023.

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    42 Comments

      1. I hope you will like it Sian. The recipe is very old. I will update it in few weeks with new photos etc. But I can tell you I cook with basa all the time. It is one of my favorite fish. The other thing what I do with basa is I dip in egg, then bread crumbs and I fry on the pan with oil. We love it.

    1. I tried Basa last week and looking for another recipe and found yours, ill try it today. Thank you for inspiring.

    2. Ilona, it looks awesome! So much flavors packed on this recipe that makes this simply irresistible, definitely having this on my table!

    3. Did anyone post they tried it and outcome? I will do so now. I am making it tonight or am I? Please post if you have actually made it following the recipe to the tee. My pet peeve. I too thank you for sharing but usually only post if I actually made it as shared then tweak it after making it the way it is written.

    4. 5 stars
      Hello again….just made it. Both my husband and I enjoyed it just as written with the exception of using salted butter then leaving out the salt. I don’t particularly like Basa or tilapia as I find the texture far from firm. However, we would make this again with mild flavoured fish….without tweaking it, Hope this helps your readers. Thank you Ilona!

    5. 5 stars
      I made it, tried it, and enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Followed the recipe step by step, just broiled the fish for a couple of minutes before serving it to add more color. Perfect!

    6. 4 stars
      Hello there! If I don’t have Basa, can I use Barramundi instead? Very simple and easy recipe, by the way!

      1. I actually didn’t know anything about Barramundi, but my guess is it will be good too. The recipe is very simple so no special preparation or cooking, just make marinate and bake the fish. I hope you’ll like it!

    7. 5 stars
      My husband isn’t a fan of Basa but loved this! I used frozen, thawed fillets and cooked for longer than 30 mins but it still came out quite moist – I was worried that I under cooked it actually, but it was super tender. I will probably broil a bit near the end next time to give more of a crust.

      This recipe also has a bit of a spicy kick to it.

      Reheats in the microwave nicely for the next day.

      1. 5 stars
        Swai fish is the same as Basa……. from what I’ve read, and walmart has them frozen for under $1/fillet. Just fyi

        1. 5 stars
          I have used this recipe twice and I love it! It is my go to recipe when I’m cooking basa! I let mine marinade longer than the recipe required! Much FAVOR!

    8. 5 stars
      Great recipe! Delicious and easy. Basa has been very cheap in my area lately, so we are eating a lot of it. I didn’t have dried basil, so I used dried dill in the marinade, and garnished with fresh dill and lemon slices.

    9. 5 stars
      This is my 2nd time making this- it is a fabulous recipe! So easy. So tasty. Have served it with rosemary fries and a tangy slaw.

    10. 5 stars
      I made this recipe for the first time last night for some friends coming over for dinner.
      It was a hit.
      I never thought of taking a picture.
      It looked just like the picture on the site.
      The marinade is delicious.
      If you want more lemon juice while you are eating it, just squeeze the lemon that was on top of the fish.
      It just oozes tasty juice.
      Very easy to make

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