Friday, 16 November 2012

Breadcrumbed Basa Fillets

Here's another super quick and easy recipe for all the fish lovers out there. Myself being one, I absolutely loved this recipe!! 
The preparation for this dish takes hardly any time, making it just ideal to cook on days when you want a great tasting meal but just don't feel like spending hours preparing it. The Basa fillets are really delicious and tender. Just be careful not to overcook the fish, I cook them about 8-10 minutes on each side. Serve with a nice green salad, tartar sauce and finger chips. 

2 basa fillet
4 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs
1 egg
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp lemon juice
olive oil for shallow frying
Lemon wedges to garnish
Cut each Basa fillet in half to make 4, then rinse and pat them dry with paper towels. 
Marinate with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Keep aside for 15 minutes.

Spread the breadcrumbs out on a plate. Break the egg in to a flat bottomed bowl, season and beat lightly with a fork  to combine. Submerge the fillets into the beaten eggs making sure they coat well. 

Immediately put them into the breadcrumb mixture to cover completely. 

Put it back into the beaten egg and pat in the breadcrumbs a second time. This ensures a much more even and crispier coating. 
Pour some oil in to a non-stick frying pan large enough to contain the fillets and gently heat. Place it in the frying pan and fry over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes on each side till nicely crisp and brown.

Plate the basa fillet and arrange the finger chips alongside. Garnish with the lemon slices and serve hot.

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