Braised Barramundi and Clams in White Wine and Cream

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons - olive oil, 4 - shallots, thinly sliced, 1 - bay leaf, 1 - garlic clove, minced, 1/4 cup - white wine, 4 - 6 to 8 ounce skinless barramundi fillets, 1/4 cup - all-purpose flour, 4 cups - fish stock, 1 pound - littleneck clams, cleaned, 1/2 cup - heavy cream, 1 tablespoon - flat-leaf parsley leaves, Boiled new potatoes, for serving,
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Braised Barramundi and Clams
in White Wine and Cream

  • 10m prep
  • 40m cook
  • Serves 4
    Team Australis

  • Pairs with White Wine

  • Perfect for Entertaining

  • Perfect for Weekend Dinner


2 tablespoons olive oil
4 shallot
thinly sliced
1 bay leaf
1 garlic clove
¼ cup white wine
4 6 The Better Fish® Barramundi Skinless Fillets
¼ cup plain white flour
4 cups fish stock
1 pound little neck clam
½ cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon flatleaf parsley
new potato
boiled, for serving

Nutrition per serving

Calories 419.74kcal 21%
Fat 21.78 31%
Carbs 15.86 6%
Sugars 4.11 5%
Protein 37.78 76%
Sodium 836.47mg 42%
Fiber 1.17 4%

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

Nutrition per serving

Amount per serving

Calories 419.74kcal 21%
Fat 21.78 31%
Saturated Fat 8.77 44%
Trans Fat 0.37 37%
Monounsaturated Fat 8.47 847%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.59 159%
Carbs 15.86 6%
Fiber 1.17 4%
Sugars 4.11 5%
Protein 37.78 76%
Cholesterol 78.48mg 26%
Sodium 836.47mg 42%
Calcium 129.02mg 16%
Magnesium 90.58mg 24%

% Daily Value*

Potassium 902.72mg 26%
Iron 3.7mg 26%
Zinc 1.8mg 18%
Phosphorus 323.71mg 46%
Vitamin A 160.88mkg 20%
Thiamin B1 0.16mg 15%
Riboflavin B2 0.59mg 42%
Niacin B3 2.97mg 19%
Vitamin B6 0.22mg 16%
Folic Acid B9 55.42mkg 28%
Vitamin B12 85.58mkg 3423%
Vitamin C 6.44mg 8%
Vitamin D 8.67mkg 173%
Vitamin E 1.72mg 14%
Vitamin K 20.94mkg 28%

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

Health score

6.5 /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 1.17   4% DV
Protein 37.78   76% DV
Calcium 129.02mg   16% DV
Magnesium 90.58mg   24% DV
Potassium 902.72mg   26% DV
Iron 3.7mg   26% DV
Vitamin A 160.88mkg   20% DV
Vitamin C 6.44mg   8% DV

Nutrients with negative impact

Saturated Fat 8.77   44% DV
Trans Fat 0.37   37% DV
Carbs 15.86   6% DV
Sugars 4.11   5% DV
Cholesterol 78.48mg   26% DV
Sodium 836.47mg   42% DV

A rich creamy white wine sauce mixes with the saltiness of the clams in this fabulous dish. Braised Barramundi and Clams in White Wine and Cream is the perfect entree for a weekend winter dinner. Adapted from Saveur Magazine.
Food styling & photography by Jenny Huang of Hello My Dumpling.


Step 1
In a large saucepan, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallots, bay leaf, and garlic and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the wine and cook until it evaporates, about 2 minutes. Lightly dust the barramundi fillets with the flour in a bowl, then add the fillets to the pan in a single layer and pour over the fish stock. Bring the stock to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until the fish is tender, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fillets to 4 serving plates, then add the clams to the pan. Cover the pan and cook the clams until they all open, 3 to 4 minutes.
Step 2
Using a slotted spoon, remove the clams from the pan and divide them among the plates. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced and thickened, about 18 minutes. Stir in the cream and remove the pan from the heat. Spoon the sauce over the fish and clams and garnish with the parsley. Serve warm with new potatoes.
Suggested sides
  • Crusty
  • Sauteed

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