This recipe cames from a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The cookbook was made by Dixon House and is now sadly out of print. There were no serving sizes or preparation time given in the original recipe and so mine are guesstimates since it depends entirely how large your fish fillet are. When I make this it serves four people and take about 40 minutes to prepare ( 30 minutes of which is cooking time).
1 1/2 lb fish fillets ( 680 grams)
1/2 teaspoon sweet basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 ounce butter, melted (30 grams)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup soft breadcrumbs
1 cup cheese (grated)
1 teaspoon parsley (chopped)
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
Place the fish into a lightly greased baking dish.
Combine the breadcrumbs, cheese, basil salt and parsley.
Stir together tomato sauce, lemon juice and melted butter.
Mix the crumb mixture into the melted butter mixture and spread evenly over the fish.
Cover with tinfoil and bake at 380 F (180C) for 30 minutes.