"Basa is a new fish that is common in many markets here in Houston. It is a mild, tasty fish." — CATTAIL
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stone ground mustard
hot pepper sauce
basa (Vietnamese catfish) fillets
1 1/2 tablespoons
finely crushed plain Melba toast rounds
salt and pepper to taste
My family loved this recipe, I'll definately make it again. I didn't have any stone ground mustard, so I used regular, and I skipped the hot sauce because our kids are small. It was great! Thanks for the recipe!!
Great technique but use cod or another white fish - basa can originate where fish farming practices are questionable (eg China).
I liked this- it was so easy and had a really good flavor. I've never had Basa before- it's a very mild fish. I made the sauce a few hours before dinner (using light mayo). I brushed the olive oil on the fillets and coated them with regular dry bread crumbs- I didn't bother spraying any more olive oil on. These baked up with a nice coating that was pretty crispy even without the extra olive oil. The lemon and garlic on top is a nice addition. Served with Parmesan Noodles from this site and a green salad.
This recipe is super easy and quick to make!! I used panko (japanese breadcrumbs) instead of the melba toast and I amped up the sauce a bit with extra hot sauce, some lemon juice and a dash of cayenne. My husband and I really loved it and will use this recipe on other white fish like tilapia and sole.
This recipe was very yummy. We had never had basa before but it is a tasty fish. Just a few revisions to the original recipe: I used 1/8 c. light mayo and 1/8 c. light sour cream (instead of 1/4 c. mayo), used chipolte mustard and omitted the hot sauce and also used breadcrumbs instead of the toasts. Turned out fantastic!
My husband and I took one bite of this and agreed that it tastes like we ordered it at a restaurant. We didn't have Melba toast so we just used crushed bread crumbs (shake and bake). I also couldn't find any capers at my grocery store. The sauce tasted great without them. We will definitely be having this again.
Sensational! I made this a few nights ago and the fiance loved it! The sauce is very similar to "fry sauce" that Americans love. To lighten it up however, I used half mayo half plain yogurt (next time I'll stick to the recipe because it became a little runny). I didn't have any Melba toast or crackers on hand so instead I used finely crushed corn flakes. It tasted great compared to the usual bread-and-fry. This is the standard now for making Basa at my place!
Very tasty, with a few alterations. I substituted half sour cream/yogurt for the mayo and eliminated the paprika in favour of Italian seasonings.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Crispy Baked Basa
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 211
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