After a tasty fish dish that is a healthy alternative to fish and chips? This baked basa recipe is just what you need…

Baked basa fillet with lemon and caper butter
Baked basa fillet with lemon and caper butter

Serves 2


2 frozen basa fillets 

1/2 a lemon, zested & juiced

25g butter 

1 tsp Dijon mustard 

2 tsp capers 

Small bunch of parsley (chopped)

2 sweet potatoes 

200g spinach

garlic salt


1. Preheat the oven to 190°, 170 fan. 

2. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop into small cubes. Place the sweet potato in a saucepan, cover with boiling water and leave to simmer. 

2. Meanwhile, put the frozen basa fillets on a non-stick baking tray and place in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. (Halfway through the cooking time you can add a thin slice of lemon to the top of each fillet for extra flavour).

4. Once the sweet potatoes are cooked through, remove from the heat and mash. Cover with a lid to keep in the heat whilst you prepare the sauce. Optional: Add a knob of butter to make a more creamy mash.

5. For the sauce, heat 25g butter in a small frying pan until melted and add the zest and juice of half a lemon, a teaspoon of dijon, two teaspoons of capers and some chopped parsley. 

6. To prepare the spinach, gently sauté in a pan or steam until wilted. 

7. Once the fish is cooked, serve immediately with the sweet potato mash and wilted spinach. Pour the caper sauce over the fish, sprinkle a small amount of garlic salt to the spinach and enjoy!

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