Tuesday, July 10, 2012

[Tony's Creation] Pan-fried basa in Hawaii style




[Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Serve: 4 people | Calories: 360 per serving (Estimated)]

.: Ingredients :. http://tonykarenkitchen.com/

1- Basa Fillet, cut into piece, 500g
2- 2 medium tomato, cut into piece
3- 1 medium onion, peeled, cut into pieces
4- 2 slices of ham, shredded
5- 1 bell pepper, core removed, cut into pieces
6- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, 1/2 cup
7- Pasta sauce, 1/2 cup
8- 5 slices of pineapple, cut into pieces
9- white sugar, 1 tbsp
10- Corn starch, 1/2 cup
11- Basil or thyme flake, optional
 

.: Seasoning :. http://tonykarenkitchen.com/

1- 1 tsp salt
2- 1/2 tsp of white pepper
3- 1 tsp of garlic powder

.: Steps :. http://tonykarenkitchen.com/


1- 
Marinade basa with the seasoning for 10 minutes.  Coat each basa with corn starch.  Heat the pan with 1 tbsp of oil over medium high heat.  Pan fry the basa until each side is golden and about 90% cooked.  Put it aside.


2- Clean and dry the pan.  Heat the pan with 1/2 tbsp of oil over high heat.  Add in the onion and bell pepper with 1/3 tsp of salt.  Stir-fry the ingredients until the onion is soft (about 2 minutes)
. Add in the hams and tomato with 1/3 tsp of sugar. Stir-fry the ingredients until the tomato is soft (about 2 minutes).
 

3- Add in pasta sauce and mix it well.  Add in the basa, pineapple.  Continue simmering until the sauce is thickened
.

 

4-
Turn the heat off.  Top evenly with the cheese.  Cover and simmer until the cheese is melted.  Dish it up.  Top with basil or thyme flake and serve it in hot.

.: Tips :.http://tonykarenkitchen.com/


1- Adjust the taste accordingly as each pasta sauce taste differently.
2- Do not flip the fish too often while pan-frying it.  Turn it to other side only if one side is brown.
3- It will taste even better if you can put your pan into oven and heat it up with 220 celsius.  The cheese will be crispy.
4- If the sauce is not thick enough, add some corn starch mixture to thicken it. 
 
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