Did you know that Basa can be as little as $3.99 a pound at most grocery stores? Yup and this hidden treasure is the most delicious, tender, fish I have ever had. It goes well with all fish recipes and is a great substitute for expensive fish. This recipe was so good my family wanted it again the very next day! Its sweet and tangy and just down right delicious.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Mix honey, mayonnaise, olive oil, mustard, and lemon juice together in a bowl.

  • Place each fish fillet on separate pieces of aluminum foil. Drizzle honey sauce over each fish fillet. Gently wrap the aluminum foil around each coated fish fillet, crimping the foil together over the top to seal into a packet.

  • Bake fillets in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 13 minutes. Place one fish fillet on each serving plate and top with leftover sauce from foil packet.

Cook's Note:

I like to use the Dijon mustard that has all the seeds in it, because it makes this dish look much more like a professional chef did it, but you can really use any kind of Dijon mustard you want.

Nutrition Facts

341 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 19.7g; fat 22g; cholesterol 59.8mg; sodium 317mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2013
Best swai recipe I've tried! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/22/2013
Way too sweet. If I were to make it again I would decrease the honey by half. Also, the mixture over the fish turned very liquidy, the fish wasn't browned. The fish looked unappetizing and pale. Perhaps broiling might be a better way to cook the fish and mixture. Read More
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81 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2013
Best swai recipe I've tried! Read More
(39)
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2014
Super easy kids like it also. I felt it was sweet and would serve it with brown rice next time for a good flavor blend. NEW NOTE: Made again with only 1/8 cup of honey and 1 T of olive oil. Glad I did bkz it's still sweet. Placed the fillets in a baking dish instead of foil. Feel that a smaller portion of recipe would work for the 5 fillets I used. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2013
i loved the taste. i'm not sure why mine came out so watery. i had to open up the foil and cook for 15 more minutes. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/22/2013
Way too sweet. If I were to make it again I would decrease the honey by half. Also, the mixture over the fish turned very liquidy, the fish wasn't browned. The fish looked unappetizing and pale. Perhaps broiling might be a better way to cook the fish and mixture. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2014
My kids and I loved this recipe! I didn't wrap the fish in foil, I just placed the fish in a glass baking dish and covered with the sauce. Drying the thawed fish with a paper towel can reduce the 'watery' consistency of the sauce. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2015
Great recipe for swai! However, this came out a little bit sweet for my tastes, so I used about a tablespoon of soy sauce, paprika, and some cumin seeds. Turned out perfectly! This is a very good and flexible starting point for your own swai recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2014
This came out so tasty! Will be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2013
This has become one of our favorite dinners! The only thing I change is instead of Dijon mustard I use honey mustard. It makes the fish so light and sweet. We serve the fish over white rice. Mmmmmmmmmmmm....delicious! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2013
Followed the recipe exactly although I cooked it on the BBQ oin med heat, just above the gas. 13 mins exactly. Perfectly cooked. And delicious but next time I will double the drizzle ingredients for more sauce. Served with rice. Can't wait to try again. Read More
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