Crispy Basa Fish & Shrimp (Catfish)

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"Lovely crunch on both fish and shrimp, delicious!"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (221.7 g)
  • Calories 424.3
  • Total Fat - 13.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 89.5 mg
  • Sodium - 491.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.5 g
  • Sugars - 10.6 g
  • Protein - 23.8 g
  • Calcium - 103 mg
  • Iron - 5.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Sprinkle salt and pepper over fish and shrimp.

Step 2

Soak fish and shrimp in milk for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Dredge in flour, shake off excess and pass through the milk again.

Step 4

Coat in corn flakes, pressing on.

Step 5

Heat oil in non stick fry pan, fry fish 5 to 6 minutes on each side, depending on thickness.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the basa fish fillets, look for fillets that are firm and have a mild odor.
  • When buying shrimp, look for ones that are firm and have a slightly salty smell.

  • Substitute the basa fish fillets with salmon fillets. The benefit of this substitution is that salmon is a more nutrient-dense fish than basa, providing more omega-3 fatty acids and other essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Substitute the corn flakes cereal with breadcrumbs. The benefit of this substitution is that the breadcrumbs will provide a crunchier coating than the corn flakes, resulting in a crispier texture.

Cajun Fried Basa Fish & Shrimp Replace the corn flakes with a mixture of 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, and 1/2 tsp dried thyme. Proceed with the same instructions as the original recipe.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes are a classic side dish that pairs perfectly with this crispy fish and shrimp. The creamy texture of the mashed potatoes will contrast nicely with the crunchy coating of the fish and shrimp, creating a delicious balance of flavors.

Roasted Broccoli: Roasted broccoli is a great accompaniment to this fish and shrimp dish. The broccoli's crunchy texture will add texture and flavor to the meal, and its earthy flavor will complement the fish and shrimp. Roasting the broccoli will bring out its natural sweetness and nuttiness, creating a delicious flavor combination.


Q: What type of oil should I use to fry the fish?

A: For this recipe, you should use either olive oil or vegetable oil.

Q: How long should I fry the fish?

A: It usually takes around 3-4 minutes per side to fry the fish. You can check to see if it's cooked through by inserting a fork into the thickest part of the fish and seeing if it flakes easily.

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Fun facts:

FUN FACT 1: Catfish, the main ingredient in this recipe, is a popular dish among celebrities. For example, rapper Drake famously ate catfish on an episode of his show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

FUN FACT 2: The corn flakes used in this recipe were invented in the late 19th century by the Kellogg brothers. The brothers were inspired by the Seventh-day Adventist diet and wanted to create a more healthful breakfast cereal for their patients.