Basa (Swai) Fish in Coconut Sauce


Basa is a mild white fish. This recipe is very quick to make. I serve it with a side of coconut rice to use up the rest of the coconut milk in the can and the fish is done before the rice finishes cooking.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
22 mins
4 servings


  • ¾ cup coconut milk

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon hot sauce

  • 116 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets swai fish, cut into 3-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  1. Mix coconut milk, garlic, soy sauce, salt, hot sauce, and black pepper together in a large skillet or wok; add swai fish. Cook over medium-high heat until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir cornstarch and cold water together in a bowl; mix into fish mixture and cook until sauce is thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
18g Fat
4g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 365mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 445mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.