Broiled Barramundi with Sambal

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 - (6-oz) skin-on Australis Barramundi fillets , 1 - garlic clove, finely grated, 2 tablespoons - fish sauce, 2 tablespoons - fresh lime juice, 1 tablespoon - sambal oelek (hot chili paste), 1 tablespoon - light brown sugar, olive oil, lime wedge,
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Broiled Barramundi with Sambal

  • 15m prep
  • 5m cook
  • Serves 4
    Team Australis

  • Pairs with White Wine

  • Perfect for Double Dates

  • Perfect for Friends


4 (6-oz) The Better Fish® Barramundi Skinless Fillets
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon sambal chili sauce
hot chili paste
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
olive oil
wedge lime

Nutrition per serving

Calories 128.6kcal 6%
Fat 4.47 6%
Carbs 4.74 2%
Sugars 3.74 4%
Protein 16.76 34%
Sodium 795.39mg 40%
Fiber 0.1 0%

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

Nutrition per serving

Amount per serving

Calories 128.6kcal 6%
Fat 4.47 6%
Saturated Fat 0.93 5%
Monounsaturated Fat 2.6 260%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.38 38%
Carbs 4.74 2%
Fiber 0.1 0%
Sugars 3.74 4%
Protein 16.76 34%
Cholesterol 42.53mg 14%
Sodium 795.39mg 40%
Calcium 16.15mg 2%
Magnesium 16.92mg 5%
Potassium 324.32mg 9%

% Daily Value*

Iron 0.14mg 1%
Zinc 0.04mg 0%
Phosphorus 3.31mg 0%
Vitamin A 1.78mkg 0%
Thiamin B1 0.01mg 1%
Riboflavin B2 0.01mg 1%
Niacin B3 0.23mg 1%
Vitamin B6 0.05mg 4%
Folic Acid B9 5.56mkg 3%
Vitamin B12 0.04mkg 2%
Vitamin C 3.13mg 4%
Vitamin D 7.65mkg 153%
Vitamin E 0.53mg 4%
Vitamin K 2.22mkg 3%

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

Health score

5.1 /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 0.1   0% DV
Protein 16.76   34% DV
Calcium 16.15mg   2% DV
Magnesium 16.92mg   5% DV
Potassium 324.32mg   9% DV
Iron 0.14mg   1% DV
Vitamin A 1.78mkg   0% DV
Vitamin C 3.13mg   4% DV

Nutrients with negative impact

Saturated Fat 0.93   5% DV
Carbs 4.74   2% DV
Sugars 3.74   4% DV
Cholesterol 42.53mg   14% DV
Sodium 795.39mg   40% DV

Try charbroiling barramundi for an exotic, richly-flavored dinner. Sambal is an Indonesian chili paste with a strong and soul-warming flavor. Think of it as a hot sauce like sriracha, but with a less garlicky, more vinegar-y, chili kick. We marinated Australis Barramundi in this incredible sauce for a beautiful charbroiled, marinated fish dish sure to brighten up your weeknights or your date nights. Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit.


Step 1
Using a very sharp blade, draw a knife down the length of one barramundi fillet to make parallel quarter-inch deep cuts spaced a half-inch apart from end to end.
Step 2
Cutting on a diagonal, make parallel cuts to create half-inch diamonds or squares in a crosshatch pattern. Repeat with remaining fillets.
Step 3
Season both sides of the barramundi fillets with salt. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
Step 4
Combine garlic, fish sauce, lime juice, chili paste, and brown sugar in a small bowl. Spoon over the barramundi, making sure marinade penetrates score marks.
Step 5
Heat broiler. Drizzle barramundi with oil and broil until charred in spots and cooked through about 5 minutes. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.
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