Recipes using barramundi

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Whether you steam, grill, fry or bake barramundi, it lends itself beautiful to many flavors like garlic, lemon, shallots and parsley because of its sweet, mild flavor
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Try this sweet Austrailian fish in these delicious recipes.

Barramundi is a fish found in the coastal waters of Australia. This fish is versatile and is beautiful steamed, grilled, baked or fried. Described by many as sweet, the mild taste of the barramundi makes it a perfect addition to many recipes. Here are a few examples to help you put together some delicious meals.

Lemon Butter Barramundi

One of the most delicious recipes using barramundi, this one from Australia is a winner. 


Four barramundi fillets (skin on or off)

2 Tbsp. salted butter

1 small clove of garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. salt

3 Tbsp. lemon juice

4-6 leaves of fresh basil, minced



1. Rinse fillets and pat dry with paper towel.

2. Rub fillets with canola or olive oil.

3. Saut the fillets on high heat for three minutes (skin side up).

4. Flip and cook for one more minute. Transfer to serving dish.

Make the sauce

1. Gently saut the garlic in butter for two minutes. Stir in salt, lemon juice and basil.

2. Remove from heat and spoon over fillets immediately before serving. Serve over rice or steamed vegetables and enjoy!

Baked Barramundi

This recipe from CDKitchen is delicious and good for you too!



One fillet barramundi

2 Tbsp. olive oil

Three cloves garlic

One fresh chili

1/2 cup fresh parsley

1/2 cup fresh shallots

One fresh lemon

One bunch English spinach

Three baby potatoes

1/4 cup dry white wine

Cracked black pepper to taste


1. Lay a bed of foil in a baking dish and lay the fillet on the foil.

2. Cover with olive oil and white wine.

3. Spread minced garlic, finely chopped chili, chopped parsley and shallots on and around the fillet.

4. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the barramundi and add some cracked black pepper.

5. Fold the foil around the fish and place in preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve with blanched spinach and baby potatoes.

Great Northern Barramundi

One of the most delicious recipes using barramundi that's sure to please.



Two skinless barramundi fillets

Plain flour to dust

2 Tbsp. Sambal Oelek (a mixture of ground red chilies and soy sauce)

2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp. water

1 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh coriander

1 Tbsp. canola oil

Steamed rice to serve

Baby spinach leaves to serve

Lime wedges to serve



1. Cut the fish into small slices. Place flour into a medium sized bowl. Add fish and toss to coat. Shake off any excess flour.

2. Place the Sambal Oelek, lime juice, water, soy sauce and coriander in a medium bowl and stir to combine.

3. Heat the oil in a medium frying pan over high heat. Add the fish and cook for one minute on each side or until golden brown.

4. Add the Sambal Oelek mixture and cook covered for three minutes or until fish flakes when prodded with a fork.

5. Spoon the steamed rice onto a serving plate and top with fish. Drizzle with sauce and serve with baby spinach leaves and lime wedges. Delicious!

Mexican Baked Barramundi

This spicy recipe is for those who like a little extra kick of flavor.



375 grams of barramundi

120 ml hot salsa

70 grams of shredded cheddar cheese

25 grams of coarsely crushed corn chips

1/2 avocado, peeled and sliced

30 grams sour cream



1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Lightly grease baking dish.

2. Rinse fillets under cold water and pat dry with paper towel.

3. Lay fish side by side in baking dish and cover with salsa. Sprinkle grated cheese over top.

4. Top with crushed corn chips.

5. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for fifteen minutes or until the fish flakes with a fork.

6. Serve topped with sliced avocado and sour cream.

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