Baked Basa in Asian Glaze
cooked it once earlier this year, but that was it. Till a few days back when an uncle of mine, on his shopping spree at a departmental store, found frozen basa fillets and got a kilo for me. I was dancing with joy. I immediately made a marinade, the quickest one I could think of, smeared the basa fillets with it and refrigerated them for 2-3 hours. I am very meticulous about my lunch time usually, but that day I was willing to wait those extra 3 hours. I baked them to perfection and savoured them with joy utmost. I have another 500 gm of the fillet lying with me, so if you have any suggestions as to what I should do with them, please let me know!
Basa fillets: 500 gm (makes 6 pieces)
Dark soy sauce: 1 tbsp
Hoisin sauce: 2 tbsp
Balsamic vinegar: 1 tbsp
Ginger paste: 2 tsp
Garlic paste: 1 tsp
Salt, to taste (optional)
1. In a medium sized bowl mix all the ingredients for the marinade and heat on the gas till it boils. Reduce heat and let it simmer for a minute. Turn off the gas and let the mixture cool a bit.
2. Now generously coat the fillets of basa with this marinade. Arrange them on a baking tray/dish.
3. Preheat oven to 200 degree C and bake the fish fillets for 12-14 minutes till soft and flaky. Turn once in between to ensure equal cooking.
4. Serve hot on a bed of rice. Drizzle the glaze over the fish.
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