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Asian Black Pepper Basa

Recipe Asian Black Pepper Basa

Preparation Time

45 Minutes


For the marination

  • 2 Basa fish , fillets, cleaned and washed
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder

For the Black pepper sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Sesame (Gingelly) Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , finely chopped
  • 8 Spring Onion (Bulb & Greens) , finely chopped
  • 1 Dry red chilli , deseeded and cut into diamonds
  • 10 Whole Black Peppercorns , lightly crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Corn flour


  1. To begin making the Asian Black Pepper Basa Fish Recipe, we will first marinate the basa fish.

To mariante the Asian Black Pepper Basa Fish

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the vinegar, dark soy sauce and black pepper powder. Place the basa fish fillets into this bowl and rub in the marinade onto the fillets. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a flat skillet on medium flame with a few drops of oil, place the basa fish on the skillet and pan fry on both sides only for about a couple of minutes.
  3. Fish cooks really quickly, ensure the fish fillets are not over cooked.
  4. Place them on a serving platter.

To make the Black pepper sauce 

  1. Heat a skillet with sesame oil on medium high flame, into the skillet add in the ginger and garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  2. To this add the finely chopped spring onion bulbs and saute for another minute.
  3. At this stage, add in the salt, freshly cracked black pepper, soy sauce and vinegar.
  4. Add 1/3 cup of water and bring this mixture to a brisk boil.
  5. In a mixing  bowl, combine the cornstarch along with 1/4 cup of water to make a cornstarch slurry.
  6. Reduce the flame, add in the cornstarch slurry and allow the Black pepper sauce to thicken.
  7. Once the Black pepper sauce is nice and thick turn off the flame and serve it over the pan fried basa fish.
  8. Serve Asian Black Pepper Basa Fish Recipe along with Burnt Garlic Veg Fried Rice RecipeBroccoli Orange Asian Salad Recipe. Serve Homemade Almond Walnut Chocolates Recipe to end the meal on a sweet note.


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