These rum & lime soaked fish fillets are a great dinner idea for something a little on the healthier side. They’re light and delicious, and super easy to make (with almost NO clean up. AWESOME!).
I’ve made salmon before with tequila and lime, and that always turns out soo good. So I thought, why not try marinating some fish with rum & lime? A touch of honey, some fresh thyme (one of the BEST smells on the planet), a little touch of butter and BOOM! Super easy healthy dinner.
The basa fillets work wonderfully with this recipe, but any white fish will do (except sole…it may be a little too delicate and fall apart). I’d usually use the walleye and perch we have in the freezer, but Costco had a big sale on basa fillets and I couldn’t pass it up! After I made the rum & lime soaked fish fillets, I served them with salad and homemade french fries seasoned in LOTS of creole spice (I LOVE this stuff).
Have you tried basa before? How did you cook it? Share and comment below 🙂
Start with some spiced rum. Measure out a half cup.
Juice two limes.
Pour the rum & lime juice into a zipper bag with the honey. Drop the fillets in and give the bag a good shake! Squeeze as much air out as you can, and put in the fridge to marinate for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 425°F, and line a baking tray with some foil. Take the fillets out of the marinade, and sprinkle with some salt, pepper, and fresh thyme. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and spread some delicious butter on each fillet for a little extra flavour! Bake for another 5 minutes.
That’s it! Pull those delicious rum & lime soaked fillets out of the oven, and serve with your favourite sides! We had salad and homemade fries seasoned with creole spice! Yum!
- 2 White Fish Fillets (I used basa, but it can work with perch, walleye, tilapia, haddock...)
- ½ Cup Spiced Rum (I used Captain Morgan)
- 2 Limes (juiced)
- 1 TSP Honey
- 2 TSP Butter
- Fresh Thyme
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- Measure out your rum, and juice the limes.
- Put both into a zipper bag, along with the honey.
- Drop in the fillets, and give the bag a good shake. Squeeze out as much air as you can, and put in the fridge to marinate for 1 hour. *If your fish is frozen, make sure you defrost it beforehand*
- Preheat oven to 425°F, and line a baking tray with foil.
- Put the fillets on the tray, and sprinkle some fresh thyme on top, along with a little salt and pepper.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven, and top each fillet with the butter. Put back in oven for another 5 minutes.
- Serve with your favourite side! (I made homemade fries seasoned with creole spice!)