Pan Fried Crispy Basa

25 - 30 minutes


Cook Within:24 hours

30 Min

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Easy meal, ideal for a weeknight dinner if you are looking for mellow, yet comforting flavors. This dish has breaded pan-fried basa fish fillets simmered in a sauce made of fresh basil pesto with beautiful flavors, served over a bed of warm rice.


Per serving (incl. Tax)


Nutrition Values

(Per Serving)
Calories 1354.93
Total Fat 82.93g
Cholesterol 70.75mg
Sodium 1440.07mg
Total Carbohydrates 126.02g
Protein 32.97g

Nutrition Values

(Per Serving)
  • Calories 1354.93

  • Total Fat 82.93g

    • Saturated Fat 17.61g

  • Cholesterol 70.75mg

  • Sodium 1440.07mg

  • Total Carbohydrates 126.02g

    • Dietary Fiber 3.81g

    • Sugar 12.73g

  • Protein 32.97g

Nutrition information per meal may vary from the website to what is received in adeli bag depending on your location and the suppliers we use to make our products.

In Your Bag

  • Rice
  • Basil Leaves
    Basil Leaves
  • Pine Nuts
    Pine Nuts
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan
  • Cream
  • Basa Fish Fillet
    Basa Fish Fillet
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Garlic Powder
    Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • Extra Virgin olive Oil
    Extra Virgin olive Oil

You Will Need

Not Included in Bag

for 1 serving only

  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper Powder (to taste)


  • Non-Stick Pan
    Non-Stick Pan
  • Food Processor
    Food Processor
  • Mixing Bowls
    Mixing Bowls

Watch Video


  • 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    • Remove any firm stems from the basil and grate the Parmesan cheese.
    • Slice the basa fillet into samller fillets and set aside.
    • Roast pine nuts on medium flame until lighly browned.
    • Cook the rice as you normally would.
  • 2

    Making the basil pesto

    • Add toasted pine nuts, grated parmesan cheese and garlic cloves to a blender and whiz until it forms a coarse mixture.
    • Add the basil leaves to the blender and blend again until you have a thick paste.
    • Add 3/4 of olive oil, season with a pinch of salt and blend again. Set the pesto aside.
  • 3

    Breading the fish fillets

    • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the breadcrumbs with the garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper (to taste).
    • Spread the seasoned breadcrumb mixture on a plate, and coat the fish fillet pieces in the breading on all sides.
    • Let the breaded fish fillets sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • 4

    Cooking the fish

    • Add the remaining 1/4 of olive oil to a large frying pan set on medium-high heat.
    • Once it is hot, shake off any excess breading from the fish and place them on the pan (skin-side up).
    • Pan fry the fish for 3-4 minutes on each side until crisp. Set the fish aside in a plate, and wipe down the frying pan with a paper napkin.
  • 5

    Making the sauce

    • Set the frying pan back on medium-low heat.
    • Add the pesto, cream, and some water to the pan and whisk to combine.
    • Let the sauce simmer on low heat for 2-3 minutes. Season with some salt, if you think the sauce needs it.
    • Add the cooked fish back to the sauce and let that simmer for an additional 2 minutes.
  • 6


    • Place the cooked rice in a bowl, top it with a piece of fish and drizzle the pesto cream sauce over it.


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