Grilled Basa with Spicy Tomato Lentils Recipe

Grilled Basa with Spicy Tomato Lentils Recipe


Craving a seafood dish that's both light and bursting with flavor?  Look no further than Grilled Basa with Spicy Tomato Lentils.  This vibrant dish features delicate basa fish, perfectly grilled to retain its flaky goodness. Packed with protein and fiber, the lentils add a satisfying heartiness, while the vibrant tomato base is infused with warming spices to create a truly comforting meal.


  • 4 basa fillets (150 g each)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 400 g diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • fresh coriander and lime wedges for garnish


  1. Prepare the Basa
    1 Prepare the Basa

    Season basa fillets with a blend of smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Grill over medium heat for 4 minutes each side until perfectly cooked.

  2. Cook the Lentils
    2 Cook the Lentils

    Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil, then add lentils, diced tomatoes, and a mix of cumin and chilli for a smoky, spicy base.

  3. Combine and Simmer
    3 Combine and Simmer

    Mix the grilled basa into the spicy tomato lentil sauce, simmering briefly to meld the flavours.

  4. Serve
    4 Serve

    Garnish with fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime, offering a fresh contrast to the rich sauce.

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