Lemon and Mint Basa Fillets

The other day we decided to shop at Coles instead of our usual Woolies outlet. Not for any particular reason but more for convenience. Anyway, I spotted these lovely Basa fish fillets nicely packed for 5ish dollars and decided to get it. We haven’t had fish in a while so it’s nice to get them while they are affordable.

The fish doesn’t need much prepping work. All I had to do was to rub sea salt on it, sprinkle mint leaves (dry ones are okay) generously and let it sit for about 15 mins. I had some leftover cauliflower and carrots so decided to boil them with salt, toss them dry into a ovenproof baking tray. Toss some cheddar cheese on top and pour a little milk to the base. When the fish is ready, get ready a pan and put a slab of butter, turn to low heat and in goes the fillet (mint leave side up) till the sides are brown (do not flip them over). Prepare a foil (and shape it like a boat), so you can put the lightly fried fillet into the foil. Drizzle some whilte wine and lemon juice, sprinke a bit of pepper, place a lemon piece on top of each fish.

Pop both cauliflower tray and the fish into the oven for about 15 mins, at 170 celcius degrees, grill setting. The interval depends on the size of the fillets and how burn you want the cheese to be on top of the cauliflowers.

Plate them nicely and serve with a glass of wine – a Sauvignon Blanc would be best.


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