Barramundi Rodrigo Style

20m Prep

10m Cook

Serves 4

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  • 3-4 scallions, thinly sliced on a bias (about ½ cup)
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, leaves and stems, minced (about ½ cup)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely diced (remove seeds for less heat)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • zest from 1 lime
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 The Better Fish® Barramundi Skin-on Fillets, thawed
  • All purpose flour, for dredging*
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • corn or flour tortillas, warm, for serving (optional)

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The Classic Preparation of Mexico City. Add corn tortillas to this meal and you will instantly have the makings for a fish taco crowd pleaser.


Step 1
In a small bowl, mix together the scallions, cilantro, jalapeño, garlic, lime zest, lime juice, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed, then set aside while you prepare the fish.

Step 2
Pat the Barramundi fillets very dry, then season both sides with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large heavy bottomed sauté pan (cast iron works great) over medium high heat. Dredge each fillet lightly in flour, tapping off any excess, and place in the pan skin-side down. Use a fish spatula to press down on the fillet for about 30 seconds to prevent the skin from curling up and help it cook evenly. Cook until opaque around the edges, then flip to finish on the other side. It should take about 2-3 minutes on each side, depending on thickness. Repeat with the remaining fillets.

Step 3
Transfer the fish to a platter and spoon sauce over top. Serve immediately with warm tortillas and extra sauce on the side.

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Recipe Notes

*For a gluten free version, a gluten-free flour blend can be substituted for the all-purpose flour, or it can be omitted altogether.