Barramundi Veracruzana

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Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 4 - Barramundi fillets, 2 - Limes, juiced, Salt and pepper to taste, 1 teaspoon - Oregano, 2 tablespoons - Olive oil, 1 - Medium onion, chopped, 4 - Cloves garlic, diced, 4 - Chopped tomatoes (or one 14 oz. can), 1/2 cup - Sliced green olives, 1 tablespoon - Capers, 1 tablespoon - Brown sugar , 1/2 teaspoon - Cinnamon, 2 - Dried bay leaves, 1/4 teaspooon - Ground cloves (optional), 3 - Canned jalapenos, diced (optional), 3 - Sprigs fresh thyme (optional),
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Barramundi Veracruzana

  • 15m prep
  • 20m cook
  • Serves 4
    Team Australis

  • Pairs With Red Wine

  • Perfect For Date Night

  • Perfect for Parties


4 Barramundi The Better Fish® Barramundi Skinless Fillets
2 fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion
medium, chopped
4 cloves garlic
4 canned chopped tomato
½ cup sliced green olives
1 tablespoon caper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 dried bay leaves
¼ teaspooon ground cloves
3 canned jalapeno peppers
can, diced, optional
3 sprigs fresh thyme

Nutrition per serving

Calories 279.53kcal 14%
Fat 13.08 19%
Carbs 22.51 9%
Sugars 4.03 4%
Protein 20.22 40%
Sodium 1031.08mg 52%
Fiber 1.07 4%

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

Nutrition per serving

Amount per serving

Calories 279.53kcal 14%
Fat 13.08 19%
Saturated Fat 2.44 12%
Monounsaturated Fat 5.21 521%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 80%
Carbs 22.51 9%
Fiber 1.07 4%
Sugars 4.03 4%
Protein 20.22 40%
Cholesterol 42.53mg 14%
Sodium 1031.08mg 52%
Calcium 153.53mg 19%
Magnesium 45.6mg 12%
Potassium 1158.13mg 33%

% Daily Value*

Iron 2.71mg 19%
Zinc 0.59mg 6%
Phosphorus 87.72mg 13%
Vitamin A 9.83mkg 1%
Thiamin B1 0.02mg 2%
Riboflavin B2 0.02mg 1%
Niacin B3 0.1mg 1%
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 6%
Folic Acid B9 7.59mkg 4%
Vitamin B12 0mkg 0%
Vitamin C 7.9mg 10%
Vitamin D 7.65mkg 153%
Vitamin E 1.09mg 9%
Vitamin K 5.58mkg 7%

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

Health score

7.1 /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 1.07   4% DV
Protein 20.22   40% DV
Calcium 153.53mg   19% DV
Magnesium 45.6mg   12% DV
Potassium 1158.13mg   33% DV
Iron 2.71mg   19% DV
Vitamin A 9.83mkg   1% DV
Vitamin C 7.9mg   10% DV

Nutrients with negative impact

Saturated Fat 2.44   12% DV
Carbs 22.51   9% DV
Sugars 4.03   4% DV
Cholesterol 42.53mg   14% DV
Sodium 1031.08mg   52% DV

The one plate wonder. A classic dish from Veracruz, Mexico, we love it because it brings so many delicious flavors and ingredients together, and all you have to do is pour them on top of your roasted fish! It’s fresh and flakey, perfect if you’re looking for a lighter dinner.


Step 1
Preheat the oven to 375℉, grease a baking pan that will fit the barramundi fillets, and place them in. In a small bowl, mix the lime juice, oregano and salt and pepper. Pour this mixture right over the fish and set aside.
Step 2
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until they’re translucent. Add the garlic and tomatoes and cook until they’re tender. Mix in the olives, capers, brown sugar, bay leaves, cinnamon and optional jalapenos and cloves. That’s your sauce! While it’s simmering, put your fish in the oven and let it bake for 10 minutes.
Step 3
Take the fish out, pour the sauce over it and bake for another 5 minutes. Your fish will be perfectly flakey and flavorful.
Step 4
Top it off with sprigs of fresh thyme, and enjoy.
Suggested sides
  • Cheesy Baked
  • Roasted Brussel
  • Cream of
    Broccoli Soup

Score the skin to help it crisp up & prevent curling.

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