Barramundi Fish Ssäm with Spicy Chile Sauce

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 3 tablespoons - vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons - soy sauce, 2 teaspoons - mirin, 2 teaspoons - minced ginger, 1 teaspoon - Chinese red chiles in oil, 1 teaspoon - sherry vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon - toasted sesame oil, 3 - scallions, thinly sliced, Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, 8 ounces - snow peas, trimmed, 5 tablespoons - packed cilantro leaves, thinly sliced, 5 tablespoons - packed mint leaves, thinly sliced, 5 tablespoons - packed Thai basil leaves, thinly sliced, 2 tablespoons, plus 4 teaspoons - olive oil, 1 tablespoon - fish sauce, 2 - limes, juiced, 4 - barramundi fillets, 1/2 cup - crème fraîche, 1 - head of butter lettuce, cored and separated into leaves,
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Barramundi Fish Ssäm
with Spicy Chile Sauce

  • 5m prep
  • 15m cook
  • Serves 4
  • RECIPE CREATED BY
    Jenny Huang

  • Pairs with Soju

  • Perfect for Entertaining

  • Perfect for Friends

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons mirin
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese red chiles in oil
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces snow peas, trimmed
  • 5 tablespoons packed cilantro leaves, thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons packed mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons packed Thai basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons, plus 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 4 barramundi fillets
  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche
  • 1 head of butter lettuce, cored and separated into leaves

Australis_Barramundi_Ssam by Jenny Huang

Spicy-crisp bundles of barramundi are sure to make a bold statement at your next dinner party.

Ssäm means wrapped in Korean. These lettuce wraps are the perfect dish to impart freshness to your menu. Recipe, food styling, and photography courtesy of Jenny Huang of Hello My Dumpling.

  1. Step 1 In a small bowl, whisk the oil with the soy sauce, mirin, ginger, chiles in oil, vinegar, sesame oil, and scallions, and then season the chile sauce with salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2 In a medium bowl, combine the snow peas with the cilantro, mint, basil, 4 teaspoons of the olive oil, the fish sauce, and lime juice.
  3. Step 3 Light a grill. Season the barramundi with salt and pepper, and then rub with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Grill the barramundi, turning once, until charred on each side, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Step 4In a small bowl, stir the crème fraîche with 2 tablespoons of the chile sauce and place the remaining chile sauce in another bowl. Serve the barramundi in the lettuce leaves with the crème fraîche sauce and chile sauce on the side.
  5. Notes:For an authentic Korean experience, serve with soju, one of the world’s most popular libations. Learn more in this “starter guide to soju” by the A.V. Club.
Suggested sides
  • Purple
    Rice
  • Sauteed
    Bok choy
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