Thai Basil Fish

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: basil, fish, Thai
Servings: 4


Main Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 4 shallots finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 lb wild caught white fish, cubed (I like Mahi Mahi or a thicker fish for this)
  • 1 lb sliced shitake mushrooms
  • 6 green onions sliced, whites and most of greens
  • 2 cups chopped Thai basil (Italian basil will work too but will be sweeter and taste different)

Chili Pepper Sauce (optional)

  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 4 tbsp fish sauce
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 6 Red and/or Green Thai Bird chilies or other chilies - crushed


For Basil Fish

  • Mix fish sauce, vinegar, and coconut aminos in a bowl and set aside.
  • Mince shallots and garlic and set aside in a small bowl.
  • Cube fish and place back in fridge.
  • Slice mushrooms and scallions, and set aside in a bowl with basil.
  • Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in pan until melted.
  • Add shallots and garlic and cook three minutes until softened
  • Add in sauce and reduce by half, cooking 3-4 minutes
  • Add in mushrooms, scallions, and basil and cook another 3 minutes until mushrooms are softened and basil is wilted.
  • Add fish and cook for 3 minutes or until fish is cooked through.

Chili Pepper Sauce Instructions

  • Combine crushed chilis, lime juice, shallots, and fish sauce in small dipping bowl.