Recipe: Basa in Ginger Sauce

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Basa fish is imported from South East Asia - it's the iridescent shark - but is actually a catfish.


  • 4 basa steaks
  • 1 pint (600 ml) milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour, cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 inch (2.5cm) piece root ginger, peeled and grated
  • dash of chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


    • Grill the basa steaks for about 5 minutes either side - brush with oil to prevent drying out.
    • Meanwhile, fry the onion and ginger until softened.
    • Bring the milk to the boil and thicken with cornflour.
    • Add the fried onion and ginger and the rest of the ingredients to the sauce, stir thoroughly and pour over your grilled basa steaks.
    • This is an indonesian method of serving basa fish and you would perhaps like to try it with noodles.




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