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Barramundi with Lime, Chilli, Basil

by Annalisa Brown (follow)
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Barramundi is a versatile freshwater fish with a sweet and mild flavour. When cooked, the flesh is white, moist and easily flakes off a fork. Itís perfect in Asian style dishes which allows for the wide range of spices and sauces to absorb into the folds of the fish, without overpowering the sweet buttery taste.

Barramundi with Lime, Chilli, Basil


We know the benefits and virtues of incorporating fish into our diets and Barramundi (or Barra as itís more affectionately known) all too often takes a backseat to better known fish such as salmon. Barramundi is extremely high in protein, low in fat and calories and has high levels of omega3. Itís a dieters dream!

Fresh Barramundi can be difficult to buy, so if you can only find the frozen variety, this dish will taste and work equally as well. The high standards involved in freeze management allows seafood to be snap frozen quickly and efficiently. This process help to retain the quality and freshness until youíre ready to start cooking.

Barramundi - fresh or frozen fillets work equally as well in this recipe


Preparation Time: 20 minutes (includes marinating time)
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients
2 Barramundi Fillets
2 Limes
8 Tablespoons of reduced salt Soy Sauce
1 Cup Basil Leaves (shredded)
2 Tablespoons Lemongrass
Ĺ Teaspoon Fresh Birdseye Chilli (vary according to taste)

Key ingredients - Lime, Chilli, Basil. The lemongrass helps add a culinary beat to the marinade


Method
Dice the lemongrass and chilli.

Place the Barramundi fillets into a shallow baking dish and add the lemongrass, chilli and basil.

Squeeze lime juice over the fish followed by the soy sauce.

Leave the fish to marinate for 10 minutes turning the fillets to marinate for a further 10 minutes on the other side.

This simple marinade of soy sauce, lime juice, chilli, lemongrass and basil kicks a punch when combined with the Barramundi fillets


Pre-heat a non-stick or teflon frying pan until it is hot.

Add the fillets and slowly drizzle the marinade over the fish.

Pan-fry the fillets in the marinade


Pan-fry the fillets in the marinade for approximately 5 minutes. Turn fish over and pan-fry the other side for a further 5 minutes. The marinade will start to caramelize into a thickened sauce.

Serve fillets with steamed rice.

Serve the Barramundi fillets with lime, chilli, basil with a helping of steamd rice


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#Fish
#Healthy
#Low Fat
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