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


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

Nutrition per serving

Calories 300kcal 15%
Fat 18 26%
Carbs 2 1%
Protein 33 66%
Sodium 200mg 10%

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

Nutrition per serving

Amount per serving

Calories 300kcal 15%
Fat 18 26%
Saturated Fat 8 40%
Monounsaturated Fat 6.82 682%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.95 95%
Carbs 2 1%
Protein 33 66%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 200mg 10%
Calcium 30mg 4%
Magnesium 0mg 0%
Potassium 600mg 17%
Iron 0mg 0%

% Daily Value*

Zinc 0mg 0%
Phosphorus 0mg 0%
Vitamin A 160mkg 20%
Thiamin B1 0mg 0%
Riboflavin B2 0mg 0%
Niacin B3 0mg 0%
Vitamin B6 0.03mg 2%
Folic Acid B9 5mkg 3%
Vitamin B12 0mkg 0%
Vitamin C 6mg 8%
Vitamin D 15.5mkg 310%
Vitamin E 1mg 8%
Vitamin K 15mg 20%

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

Health score

7 /10

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

Protein 33   66% DV
Calcium 30mg   4% DV
Magnesium 0mg   0% DV
Potassium 600mg   17% DV
Iron 0mg   0% DV
Vitamin A 160mkg   20% DV
Vitamin C 6mg   8% DV

Nutrients with negative impact

Saturated Fat 8   40% DV
Carbs 2   1% DV
Cholesterol 55mg   18% DV
Sodium 200mg   10% DV

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


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 basil.
Step 3
Add salt to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
Step 4
Pat The Better Fish® 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 to 4 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!
Suggested sides
  • Bed of mashed
  • Chopped

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.