Orange, Honey and Ginger Basa Fillets with Sweet Jacket Potato Mash and Peas

Orange, Honey and Ginger Basa Fillets with Sweet Jacket Potato Mash and Peas

Every Christmas Eve for the past few years we have been eating salmon but this year I felt we needed a change. We are going to be eating Basa fillets for our Christmas Eve dinner. These fish fillets are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and can significantly reduce your risk for stroke and heart attack. 

Basa is a white fish like cod that is very tasty and a lot of flavour can be added to it. I thought orange and honey are two ingredients we tend to eat a lot of at Christmas. Then I added the ginger for a bit of spice. The results of this experiment were delicious and it definitely made us feel like Christmas is coming.

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  • Baking tray
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Fork or juicer
  • Grater
  • Tablespoon
  • Saucepan
  • Colander


  • Orange x 1
  • Honey x 1
  • Fresh ginger x 1 inch piece
  • Basa fillets
  • Sweet potato x 4 large or 800g
  • Butter x 4 knobs
  • Peas x 200g


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C or gas mark 6 and put a baking in tray at the same time.
  • Wash and pierce the sweet potatoes with a knife.
  • Once the oven has preheated remove the baking tray and place the sweet potatoes into the tray.
  • Put the tray back into the oven for about 40 minutes.
  • While the potato are cooking mix together the orange sauce ingredients.
  • Slice the orange in half and squeeze the juice into a bowl.
  • Peel and grate the ginger.
  • Add the ginger and the honey to the bowl with orange juice in.
  • Mix these ingredients together.
  • Remove the packaging from the basa and put it onto a plate pour over the orange juice mixture.
  • After the 40 minutes is finished put the basa and the sauce on the same tray, if big enough.
  • Cook for 25 – 30 minutes from frozen and 15 – 20 minutes from fresh.
  • While these ingredients are the oven boil the peas as per the packet instructions.
  • When the fish flakes away from itself and the potatoes are soft all the way through remove from the oven.
  • Cut the potatoes open and add a knob of butter to each.
  • Then serve and enjoy.
Orange, Honey and Ginger Basa Fillets with Sweet Jacket Potato Mash and Peas

Orange, Honey and Ginger Basa Fillets with Sweet Potato Mash and Peas was a hit with my little family. It was an easy meal to prepare and cook. A great meal to eat on Christmas Eve especially if you are cooking the dinner on Christmas day. Plus Basa is a fairly cheap fish to buy from the supermarket. I did eat the leftovers the next day and it was still as tasty as the day before. The meal will need to be cooked on the day. However you decide to eat this meal, as always, please enjoy. Thank you xxx