Barramundi with Lemon Butter Sauce

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Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 - 6-8 oz barramundi fillets, 2 teaspoons - olive or canola oil, 2 tablespoons - butter, 1 - clove of garlic, minced, 2 tablespoons - fresh or bottled lemon juice, 5 - fresh basil leaves, minced or 3/4 tablespoon dry, Salt to taste,
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Sautéed Barramundi
with Lemon Butter Sauce

  • 10m prep
  • 10m cook
  • Serves 2
    Team Australis

  • Pairs With White Wine

  • Perfect for Weeknights

  • Perfect for Busy families


2 6-8 The Better Fish® Barramundi Skinless Fillets
2 teaspoons olive oil
or canola
2 tablespoons butter
1 clove minced garlic
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
or bottled
5 basil leaf
minced or 3/4 tablespoon dry
1 salt
to taste

Nutrition per serving

Calories 298.53kcal 15%
Fat 17.59 25%
Carbs 1.42 1%
Sugars 0.4 0%
Protein 32.58 65%
Sodium 446.48mg 22%
Fiber 0.09 0%

* Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet. View all nutrients

Nutrition per serving

Amount per serving

Calories 298.53kcal 15%
Fat 17.59 25%
Saturated Fat 8.41 42%
Monounsaturated Fat 6.67 667%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.93 93%
Carbs 1.42 1%
Fiber 0.09 0%
Sugars 0.4 0%
Protein 32.58 65%
Cholesterol 114.43mg 38%
Sodium 446.48mg 22%
Calcium 23.51mg 3%
Magnesium 3.15mg 1%
Potassium 589.25mg 17%

% Daily Value*

Iron 0.14mg 1%
Zinc 0.05mg 1%
Phosphorus 6.2mg 1%
Vitamin A 151.34mkg 19%
Thiamin B1 0mg 0%
Riboflavin B2 0.01mg 1%
Niacin B3 0.05mg 0%
Vitamin B6 0.01mg 1%
Folic Acid B9 5.5mkg 3%
Vitamin B12 0.02mkg 1%
Vitamin C 6.36mg 8%
Vitamin D 15.31mkg 306%
Vitamin E 1.05mg 9%
Vitamin K 16.56mkg 22%

* Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Health score


Health score

Health Scores are calculated on a 1-10 scale based on nutrient density and USDA recommendations for a healthy diet. A higher Health Score means healthier food. The value based on impact of more than 28 nutrients, here are the main ones:

Nutrients with positive impact

Fiber 0.09   0% DV
Protein 32.58   65% DV
Calcium 23.51mg   3% DV
Magnesium 3.15mg   1% DV
Potassium 589.25mg   17% DV
Iron 0.14mg   1% DV
Vitamin A 151.34mkg   19% DV
Vitamin C 6.36mg   8% DV

Nutrients with negative impact

Saturated Fat 8.41   42% DV
Carbs 1.42   1% DV
Sugars 0.4   0% DV
Cholesterol 114.43mg   38% DV
Sodium 446.48mg   22% DV

Simple and delicious. This will become your new favorite. The best ingredients should speak for themselves.

BTW: Did you know that you can also roast Australis Barramundi straight from the freezer?


Step 1
Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Gently saute the minced garlic in butter for about 2 minutes, until fragrant and golden.
Step 2
Stir in the lemon juice and 3/4th of the fresh or dry basil.
Step 3
Add salt to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
Step 4
Pat the barramundi fillets dry and coat both sides with olive or canola oil.
Step 5
Heat a medium frying pan (nonstick if you have it) on medium-high heat. Pan fry one side for about 3 minutes. The edges should turn golden brown. Flip and cook the other side 1-2 more minutes or until fish is cooked through.
Step 6
Transfer the barramundi to a serving dish. Spoon sauce over the fillets and sprinkle the remaining basil on top. Enjoy immediately!
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Suggested sides
  • Bed of mashed
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Pat fish very dry before cooking.

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Heat a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan. Wait until the pan is hot and the butter has fully melted.