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
    Jenny Huang

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3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons soya sauce
2 teaspoons mirin
2 teaspoons minced ginger
1 teaspoon chili in oil
chinese, red
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
3 spring onion
thinly sliced
kosher salt
8 ounces snow pea
5 tablespoons coriander leaves
packed, thinly sliced
5 tablespoons mint leaf
packed, thinly sliced
5 tablespoons thai basil leaves
packed, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 fresh lime juice
4 barramundi The Better Fish® Barramundi Skinless Fillets
½ cup creme fraiche
1 head butter lettuce
cored and separated into leaves

Nutrition per serving

Calories 403.58kcal 20%
Fat 30.59 44%
Carbs 11.08 4%
Sugars 4.7 5%
Protein 20.45 41%
Sodium 1080.11mg 54%
Fiber 2.7 10%

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

Nutrition per serving

Amount per serving

Calories 403.58kcal 20%
Fat 30.59 44%
Saturated Fat 9.99 50%
Monounsaturated Fat 9.82 982%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.37 537%
Carbs 11.08 4%
Fiber 2.7 10%
Sugars 4.7 5%
Protein 20.45 41%
Cholesterol 82.55mg 28%
Sodium 1080.11mg 54%
Calcium 96.65mg 12%
Magnesium 25.09mg 7%
Potassium 589.46mg 17%

% Daily Value*

Iron 2.28mg 16%
Zinc 0.25mg 3%
Phosphorus 33.49mg 5%
Vitamin A 1492.04mkg 187%
Thiamin B1 0.04mg 4%
Riboflavin B2 0.07mg 5%
Niacin B3 0.61mg 4%
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 6%
Folic Acid B9 34.23mkg 17%
Vitamin B12 0.02mkg 1%
Vitamin C 56.34mg 70%
Vitamin D 7.65mkg 153%
Vitamin E 2.48mg 21%
Vitamin K 115.31mkg 154%

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

Health score

6.3 /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

Fiber 2.7   10% DV
Protein 20.45   41% DV
Calcium 96.65mg   12% DV
Magnesium 25.09mg   7% DV
Potassium 589.46mg   17% DV
Iron 2.28mg   16% DV
Vitamin A 1492.04mkg   187% DV
Vitamin C 56.34mg   70% DV

Nutrients with negative impact

Saturated Fat 9.99   50% DV
Carbs 11.08   4% DV
Sugars 4.7   5% DV
Cholesterol 82.55mg   28% DV
Sodium 1080.11mg   54% DV

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.


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.
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.
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.
Step 4
In 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.
Suggested sides
  • Purple
  • Sauteed
    Bok choy

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