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Sep 22 2009

Basa Fish in Wine Sauce

Published by at 11:02 pm under Cooking at Home

A great way to incorporate more fish into your diet is to make it tasty and full of flavor. We wanted to mimic the traditional Chinese version by combining fish fillets with a thick wine sauce, and spicing it up with chili garlic sauce. The flavors all come from the wine sauce which is composed of 9 ingredients – many of which are in your cupboard. It’s definitely an appetizing dish to eat with rice and veggies – yes, a very homely and informal meal, which we loved.

Cut up a lb of basa fish into small pieces and season it with white pepper and salt. You can also substitute for other firm fish fillet like cod, halibut, or red snapper.

Cut up a lb of basa fish into small pieces and season it with white pepper and salt. You can also substitute for other firm fish fillet like cod, halibut, or red snapper.

To make the wine sauce, add 1/4 cup white wine, 1/2 cup chicken stock, 4 tsp chili garlic sauce, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil, 2 tsp sugar, 2 tbsp cider vinegar, and 2 tsp cornstarch.

To make the wine sauce, add 1/4 cup white wine, 1/2 cup chicken stock, 4 tsp chili garlic sauce, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil, 2 tsp sugar, 2 tbsp cider vinegar, and 2 tsp cornstarch (the thickening agent).

Using a wok (or pan), add vegetable oil and cook the fish pieces about 1-2 minutes on each side until done. Then, set aside on a plate.

Using a wok (or pan), add vegetable oil and cook the fish pieces about 1-2 minutes on each side until done. Then, set aside on a plate.

In the same wok, add the wine sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Then add chopped green onion and cook until sauce has thickened.

In the same wok, add the wine sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Then add chopped green onion and cook until sauce has thickened. Finally, return the fish pieces back and coat evenly, making sure not to break the fish.

All you need to do now is grab your chopsticks and rice and dig in to this healthy meal!

And that's all there is to it! Quick, easy, and healthy! No wonder those Chinese restaurants prepare the food so fast... well, I guess it helps if you had a kickin' wok. Time to grab the chopsticks and dig in!

To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Basa Fish with Wine Sauce

22 responses so far

22 Responses to “Basa Fish in Wine Sauce”

  1. Peteron 22 Sep 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Mmmm, looks good!

  2. Altaon 23 Sep 2009 at 6:03 am

    This does look and sound great. I could eat a big bowl!

  3. Sam@BingeNYCon 23 Sep 2009 at 8:34 am

    You had me at “chili-garlic sauce” YUM. Looks fantastic!

  4. toddon 23 Sep 2009 at 9:41 am

    I found this light and crisp white wine, from portugal, and thought i’d pass it along to you. Its called JM Fonseca Twin Vines. They actually have a sweepstakes they’re doing for a trip to Portugal to see this amazing singer, Ana Free. The link is below:

    http://tinyurl.com/meko65

  5. dricci93on 24 Sep 2009 at 7:13 am

    I love fish, especially when in Maine, our fish is so plentiful and delic. I am going to try this recipe and hopefully I will find a wok today while shopping.

  6. Bizon 24 Sep 2009 at 8:41 am

    I’ve seen Basa fish at my grocery store, but never tried it – is it really fishy or mild?

    I got my book! I’ll link love tonight in my post – thanks again! :D

  7. Debi (Table Talk)on 25 Sep 2009 at 10:33 am

    I’m not familiar with basa fish…we have really great halibut right now though. Sounds light and flavorful.

  8. thefoodaddictson 25 Sep 2009 at 10:34 am

    Basa is fairly mild with the texture of catfish. The Basa fish also known as Swai has been in the news quite frequently in the past being mislabeled and sold as Catfish.

  9. Jessicaon 25 Sep 2009 at 10:36 am

    This looks killer! I suppose it would work really well with any light white fish. Thanks for the post! Always looking for new ways to mix up flavors.
    Jessica
    http://www.justchowbella.com

  10. Mirandaon 25 Sep 2009 at 11:41 am

    I love Basa Fish…this looks amazing! Thank you for sharing a awesome recipe.

  11. lululuon 25 Sep 2009 at 1:02 pm

    u r so rite. i’m not a big fan of fish. it hs to be tasty of full of flavour that i’d actually bite onto it. your dish is simple to made, and i’m sure it must be very flavourful.

  12. Nicoleon 25 Sep 2009 at 1:20 pm

    I love delicious, easy to make meals…thanks!

    http://ncl117.blogspot.com/

  13. theUngourmeton 25 Sep 2009 at 11:04 pm

    This looks so fresh and delicious!

  14. Ricardoon 26 Sep 2009 at 4:48 am

    Yummy delicious and well presented, even though the spring onions are a little overcooked, (but is only my opinion from experience)Rico

  15. Short and Bladon 26 Sep 2009 at 7:21 am

    this looks fantastic! i love fish with chili sauce. i’ll try this recipe with cod. thanks ^^

  16. Jessieon 26 Sep 2009 at 7:48 am

    ohh I love the chili garlic sauce! This dish sounds so simple yet so delicious

  17. Oliveon 26 Sep 2009 at 11:13 am

    Hello, :)

    Thanks for sharing this!!

    I love basa fish filler and this recipe seems like a really good one, it’s easy and quick and I’m sure it’s delicious too! Can’t wait to try it.

  18. Andyon 26 Sep 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Yum! Looks better than what I get at the restaurant!

  19. Cookin' Canuckon 26 Sep 2009 at 9:48 pm

    What an impressive, but quick recipe. Lovely!

  20. The Actors Dieton 26 Sep 2009 at 11:41 pm

    this looks amazing!

  21. Chef Eon 27 Sep 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I love basa, and was just talking about this fish to my friend… I will have to show her this and try it myself!

  22. Kristenon 03 Oct 2009 at 11:58 am

    This looks delicious and probably healthier than you would get at a restaurant. Not so many people know about Basa fish but I love it. It is a mild fish for easy weeknight dinners and is usually less expensive than halibut and snapper.

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