A wonderful fish dish, which has the perfect combination of flavours and textures. Basa fillets are pan-seared, then simmered in a spicy tomatillo sauce and served with freshly cooked rice.
Can be purchased in speciality markets when in season. If unavailable, use tinned tomatillos, which are available in Hispanic/Mexican speciality shops or online, but omit the boiling stage.
Can be purchased in speciality markets or online. If unavailable, use Scotch bonnet chillies to taste.
Delicious! I took some to work and everyone liked it, but instead of using tomatillos (don't like them that much), I used regular tomatoes. Thanks for the recipe! - 15 Aug 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Ironically I had bought basa fillets for the 1st time and some tomatillo and jalapenos. I was looking up a recipe for the fish and found this one. Amazing. My son and I prepared it together. Only thing I did was sprinkle a little lime juice on the fish before I cooked it. It was an excellent recipe. - 10 Nov 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was a ver simple, but delicious recipe. We had never prepared basa before and the recipe was easy to follow and resulted in a meal that we would serve to guests on the first try. - 28 Aug 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)