Today’s recipe post on is a delectable Grilled Basa Fillets recipe by cycling enthusiast who recently founded India’s first cycling magazine www.cyclists.in, Amit Bhowmick, or as most know him – @fossfan. Here it is: The simple yet big on flavour- Grilled Basa Fillets cooked healthy style. Over to Amit:
I love cooking this dish for multiple reasons. It’s healthy, really delicious and quick to make. The recipe itself is very simple. The idea is to use minimum ingredients to bring out the delicate flavor of the Basa fish.
Grilled Basa Fillets Recipe:
- Wash the fish fillets and let it dry for a few minutes. Don’t make the fillets too thin else they can get crispy if grilled for long. Make sure the fillet is a bit chunky so there’s some succulence. Personally, I prefer the centre to be nice and juicy and the edges a bit crispy.
- Place the fillets in a large bowl and pour some Olive Oil over them. Again, I’m a bit picky about the choice of oil. When using for grilling, it’s best to stick with extra virgin olive oil as it’s not mild. Extra virgin oils have a rich and aromatic flavor which blends well with white meats like fish and chicken. I’ve exclusively been using Bertolli for years and love their products.
- Once the fillets are liberally doused in olive oil, sprinkle some garlic salt over the pieces. Then apply olive oil over each piece. Finally, sprinkle some fresh oregano over the fillets and just make sure the marinade is nice and set on the pieces.
- Wrap the fillets in aluminum foil and put in the fridge for about an hour or two. Remove it an hour before grilling.
- Preheat the grill or OTG at 250C and place the fish (with open foil). Grill for about 20 minutes till golden in colour. Then spread a little olive oil over the fillets and grill for another 10 minutes. This will give it a rich golden brown texture and also aid the cooking process itself.
- That’s all there is to it! A minimalistic recipe which allows your palate to truly appreciate the delicate nuances of the Basa’s flavor.
As a side dish, I typically have Boiled Peas (sprinkled with lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper) and some thick crusty slices of country bread (sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil)