Basa with a Korean BBQ Sauce and a Spicy Quinoa Salad

If you're looking for something tasty and low calorie to add to your January menus, we have just the thing....

Serves 2

Serves 2


2 basa fillets
100 grams of quinoa
400ml of boiling water
Yellow pepper, sliced
Green pepper, sliced
Half a chilli, finely sliced, deseeded  
Pomegranate seeds
Lemon juice for drizzling  
Parsley, to sprinkle

For the Korean BBQ Sauce:

1 cup light soy sauce
Teaspoon of water
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
255g cup brown sugar
2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
Tablespoon of rice wine vinegar
Small thumb of ginger
½ tablespoon of sesame oil
Salt and pepper to season


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and cook your basa fillets for 15 minutes, or until fully heated.
  2. Rinse the quinoa and then add it to a medium saucepan, along with the water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer. 
  3. Remove from the heat after approximately 15 minutes or until all of the water has been absorbed. Let the quinoa rest for 5 minutes, then fluff.
  4. In a large serving bowl, add you green and red peppers, sliced chilli, pomegranate seeds and a drizzle of lemon juice. Add your quinoa once cooled and mix well. 
  5. Serve out the quinoa salad and then place the basa fillets on top, adding a sprinkling of parsley. 

To make the sauce:

  1. Combine the light soy sauce, sugar, garlic, rice wine vinegar, ginger, sesame oil, and seasoning together in a pan. Mix and then bring to boil.
  2. Whisk your cornstarch and water in a measuring jug, until the cornstarch dissolves and then add to the boiling pan, reducing the heat.
  3. Cook until the sauce is a thick consistency, for around 4/5 minutes.

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