Cornmeal Fried Barramundi, Chipotle Peach Salsa and Honeyed Pecans

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 7-9oz - skinless barramundi filet, 4 oz - white cornmeal, 4 oz - flour, 1/8 teaspoon - cayenne pepper, 1/8 teaspoon - smoked paprika, 1/4 teaspoon - onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon - garlic powder, 1 teaspoon - fine salt, 1 cup - buttermilk, frying oil, 2 - peaches, 1 tablespoon - chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped, 2 oz - apple juice, 1 - scallion, chopped, 1/4 - red onion, small diced, 2 tablespoons - cilantro, rough chopped, juice of one lime, 1/4 cup - pecans, 2 oz - honey,
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Cornmeal Fried Barramundi
with Peach Salsa and Honeyed Pecans

  • 30m prep
  • 12m cook
  • Serves 4
  • RECIPE CREATED BY
    Kelly Armetta

  • Pairs with Cold Beer

  • Perfect for Potlucks

  • Perfect for Families

Ingredients

  • 1 7-9oz skinless barramundi filet
  • 4 oz white cornmeal
  • 4 oz flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • frying oil
Peach Salsa
  • 2 peaches
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped
  • 2 oz apple juice
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, small diced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, rough chopped
  • juice of one lime
For the pecans
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 oz honey

Midnight train to Georgia.

Head back to a simpler place and time with these refreshingly crisp barramundi nuggets. Paired with a lightly sweet and spicy salsa, accented by crunchy honeyed pecans, this fish has southern soul. Recipe by Kelly Armetta. Food styling & photography by Kassie Borreson.

  1. Step 1Mix cornmeal and flour with dried spices and salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2Marinate barramundi in buttermilk with a little salt for 30 minutes.
  3. Step 3Add peaches, onions and chipotle peppers with apple juice in a small pot.
  4. Step 4Simmer peaches for 10/12 minutes. Add water if too dry. Cook until peaches are soft.
  5. Step 5Remove from heat and fold in scallions and cilantro. Add lime juice and adjust seasoning.
  6. Step 6Heat frying oil
  7. Step 7Dreadge barramundi pieces in cornmeal flour mixture
  8. Step 8Deep fry for 3/4 minutes depending on thickness.
  9. To Make Honeyed Pecans
  10. Step 1Mix pecans with honey and water.
  11. Step 2Heat on stove until pecans are dry and sticky.
  12. Step 3Bake in oven 275 degree until crisp.
  13. NoteTo plate, serve in small dishes with fried barramundi on bottom, salsa on top and a sprinkle of pecans. Garnish with cilantro or microgreens.
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