Basa is a new fish that is common in many markets here in Houston. It is a mild, tasty fish.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon capers
- 1 teaspoon ketchup
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1 pound basa (Vietnamese catfish) fillets
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup finely crushed plain Melba toast rounds
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 lemon, sliced
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a bowl, thoroughly blend the mayonnaise, mustard, capers, ketchup, paprika, and hot pepper sauce.
Brush the basa fillets with about 1 tablespoon olive oil, and roll in the crushed Melba toast to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Use a kitchen sprayer to lightly spray the coated fish with remaining olive oil. Arrange the fish in a baking dish and top with garlic and lemon slices.
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork and coating is lightly browned. Serve with the mayonnaise sauce mixture.