Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Baked Lemon-Mayo Basa Fish with herbs

Baked Lemon-Mayo Basa Fish with herbs and roasted carrots 

Back in KL, Dory fish would be the usual choice if we wanted to make a certain dish that requires white fish. But over here in HCMC, I use Basa fish, a local river fish which is similar to Dory. I usually pan fry the fish but this time around I've decided to try baking it.

Below are the ingredients that you need to make this very simple dish:

2 Basa or other white fish fillets
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/3 teaspoon crushed black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

And now for the step-by-step on how to get this simple dish done.

Preheat the oven to 200ºC / 390ºF

Marinate the fish fillets with a little lemon juice and let it sit for 5 minutes

Combine the remaining lemon juice, mayonnaise, black pepper, dried oregano and parsley in a bowl

Place the marinated fish in a baking dish coated with olive oil and generously spread the combined mayonnaise paste over the fish. Bake at 200ºC / 390ºF for 20 minutes or until fish flakes when tested with a fork

As for the roasted carrots its pretty simple. Just slice a carrot into sticks or it would be even easier if you can find baby carrots. Just drizzle them in olive oil and sprinkle on some black pepper. That's all!

Pop this babies into the oven at 180ºC / 356ºF for 40 minutes or until they get tender

WALLAAAA! Dinner is served....

Now isn't that simple? Anyone can make this dish. It only takes about 20 minutes to prepare and less than an hour for it to be cooked. I hope this post would inspire some of you working peeps out there to cook your own dinner instead of spending money on unhealthy food.



  1. dah la aku mmg minat this particular serving. basa tastes similar issit as dory?. will try ur recipe. my dory fish dh keras kerentong kt freezer tu.. hoho.. since last mth it's been thr. no wonder mom's annoyed!

    1. Yes, very much similar. And please defrost it betul betul k. Mesti banyak air dah tu. Make sure the fish is dry. Dap it with kitchen towel before starting k?

  2. Is the recipe the same when pan frying? What should I change?