Barramundi in Tomato Basil White Wine Sauce

15m Prep

15m Cook

Serves 2

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  • 6-8 oz The Better Fish® Barramundi Skinless Fillets, thawed
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • ½ pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, thinly sliced
  • cup dry white wine, like Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, sliced
  • Salt and pepper

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Want to make music in the kitchen? Barramundi in Tomato Basil White Wine Sauce has everyone who tastes it singing, “That’s Amore!” Even better: this flavorful feast is ready in just a half-hour, leaving you nourished and satisfied—with very little clean-up. In fact, “I would happily eat this dish every day of the week,” says Rachel Winkler of Little Chef Big Appetite, who contributed the recipe, food styling and photography.


Step 1
Heat a small pan over medium heat. Add one tablespoon of olive oil and then add the crushed red pepper flakes and garlic, sautéing constantly for about 1 minute. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, for three minutes, until they’re soft and blistering. Sprinkle the tomatoes with a pinch of salt and pepper while they’re cooking.

Step 3
Next, add the Kalamata olives to the pan and cook for one minute. Add the wine and scrape up any bits that have accumulated at the bottom of the pan. Bring the mixture to a light simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, lemon zest and basil. Taste the mixture and add additional salt and pepper as needed. Cover to keep warm and set aside.

Step 4
Heat the remaining one tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Season both sides of the Barramundi with course sea salt and ground black pepper. Place the fish in the pan and cook for about four minutes on one side, and then flip and cook on the second side for an additional four minutes, or until the fish is lightly golden brown and cooked through.

Step 5
Place each piece of Barramundi on a plate and gently pour the tomato, olive, white wine sauce over the fish. Serve immediately.

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