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How to make perfect Basa filet with cos lettuce, radish, dill salad, croutons and picked sage

It’s date night, and you’re about to have dinner with your significant other.

You know exactly what you want for dinner: a delicious filet of Basa fish served alongside some fresh vegetables like lettuce, radish, dill salad, and croutons.

But how do you cook the perfect filet?
And where can you buy that elusive Basa fish?
That’s why we’ve put together this post on everything from cooking time to sourcing ingredients!
Check it out now!



  • 2 basa fillets
  • 1 /2 bunch of picked dill
  • 1 /2 bunch of picked sage
  • 1 Baguette
  • 1 – 2 radish (sliced)
  • 2 red onions (sliced into rings)
  • 16 cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 packet of Doritos (the desired flavour crumbed)
  • 8 baby cucumber(sliced)
  • 1 cos lettuce (washed and rough chopped)
  • 1 packet of mixed leaf salad
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 drizzle of olive oil


First of all, prepare the salad.

Add all the ingredients together in a large bowl, except the fish. Season with salt and pepper and add 1 drizzle of olive oil and mix well and arrange on a large plate.

Keep a few onion rings for garnish along with a few picked sage leaves.

Basa Fillet Salad by Paul Watters
Basa Fillet Salad by Paul Watters

Heat a large pan on the stove add a drizzle of the remaining olive oil add in the fish season with salt and pepper and allow to cook for 3 minutes on one side flip over and repeat, or until fully cooked and piping hot in the middle. (my tip once you flip the fish add a knob of butter this will help enrich the flavour and colour your fish).

Transfer to the top of the salad add a few of the sliced red onion and picked sage and drizzle a little of the melted butter over the fish and salad and serve.

For further food ideas please contact me at Paulwatters or check out my Facebook page simple tasty healthy by pw

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