Foil wrapped Grilled Basa Fish is an easy to make and good to eat dish either for lunch or dinner. Fish is a high-protein, low-fat food that offers an array of health benefits. White-fleshed fish like Basa is lower in fat than any other source of animal protein, and oily fish are high in “good” fats or omega-3 fatty acids. Fish needs to be an important part of the diet as we do not make enough of these essential nutrients. Fish is also low in the “bad” fats found in red meat. If I were not a vegetarian fish would be regular part of my diet.
I have been cooking only fish fillets here in Guadalajara and tried to change the recipe every time.Basa fish is rich in protein but not as lean as tilapia and some other low-fat fish. Basa is a healthy addition to your diet but nutrients could be lost in too much cooking.
I wanted to actually grill it in banana leaves but couldn’t get any fresh leaves so I wrapped the fish fillet in aluminum foil and grilled it in the oven.
Recipe for Foil wrapped Grilled Basa Fish
4 fish fillets
2 tsp olive oil
4 flakes garlic crushed
Salt to taste
Wipe the fish fillets on paper towels to remove all moisture.
Combine the garlic and juice of one lemon with the Olive oil or melted butter if you like.
Pour this mix over the fillets, sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper to taste.
Wrap each fillet separately and see that the juices do not leak.
Place in a grilling tray and bake the basa in the oven for 15 minutes.
Open one and check if the fish flakes easily with a fork. The garlicky aroma smells really good and the tangy lemon juice gives it a nice zing.
Mine took 25 minutes here as the oven is not more than 200 degrees.
Serve the fish with a lemon wedge and onion slices if so desired.
I served the fish with Mexican butter rice which my grandson relishes.