Garlic Basil Barramundi Skillet with Tomato Butter Sauce

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Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 1 - tablespoon olive oil, 2 - cloves garlic, minced, Fresh torn basil and fresh minced parsley, Salt & freshly cracked pepper, 4-6 - tomatoes, diced (about 1½ cups), 1 - 12-ounce can of white beans, rinsed and drained, 12-16 ounces - Australis Barramundi, thawed, ½ cup - chicken or vegetable broth, 4 tablespoons - butter, Parmesan cheese for topping,
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Garlic Basil Barramundi Skillet
with Tomato Butter Sauce

  • 10m prep
  • 10m cook
  • Serves 3
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  • Pairs With White Wine

  • Perfect For Weeknights

  • Perfect For Get Togethers


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic clove
fresh, torn
4 tomato
12 ounce canned white beans
can, rinsed and drained
12-16 ounces The Better Fish® Barramundi Skinless Fillets
½ cup chicken broth
or vegetable
4 tablespoons butter
parmesan cheese
for topping

Nutrition per serving

Calories 440.24kcal 22%
Fat 22.13 32%
Carbs 28.84 11%
Sugars 2.92 3%
Protein 32.42 65%
Sodium 873.51mg 44%
Fiber 6.72 24%

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

Nutrition per serving

Amount per serving

Calories 440.24kcal 22%
Fat 22.13 32%
Saturated Fat 11.04 55%
Monounsaturated Fat 8.06 806%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 130%
Carbs 28.84 11%
Fiber 6.72 24%
Sugars 2.92 3%
Protein 32.42 65%
Cholesterol 98.94mg 33%
Sodium 873.51mg 44%
Calcium 155.67mg 19%
Magnesium 72.52mg 19%
Potassium 1141.73mg 33%

% Daily Value*

Iron 3.92mg 28%
Zinc 1.61mg 16%
Phosphorus 159.01mg 23%
Vitamin A 428.1mkg 54%
Thiamin B1 0.16mg 15%
Riboflavin B2 0.1mg 7%
Niacin B3 0.82mg 5%
Vitamin B6 0.19mg 14%
Folic Acid B9 91.32mkg 46%
Vitamin B12 0.08mkg 3%
Vitamin C 15.35mg 19%
Vitamin D 10.22mkg 204%
Vitamin E 2.54mg 21%
Vitamin K 46.65mkg 62%

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

Health score

8.2 /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 6.72   24% DV
Protein 32.42   65% DV
Calcium 155.67mg   19% DV
Magnesium 72.52mg   19% DV
Potassium 1141.73mg   33% DV
Iron 3.92mg   28% DV
Vitamin A 428.1mkg   54% DV
Vitamin C 15.35mg   19% DV

Nutrients with negative impact

Saturated Fat 11.04   55% DV
Carbs 28.84   11% DV
Sugars 2.92   3% DV
Cholesterol 98.94mg   33% DV
Sodium 873.51mg   44% DV

“Fresh tomatoes, spicy garlic, delicate green basil, and that pan-fried white fish served with the white bean tomato butter sauce that is literally my favorite sauce texture ever. It’s like a tomato butter GRAVY and it is divine.” Recipe and photos are courtesy of Lindsay from Pinch of Yum.


Marinate Tomatoes and Beans

Step 1
Marinate Tomatoes and Beans: Combine olive oil, garlic, herbs, salt, pepper, tomatoes and their juices, and white beans in a small bowl. Set aside to marinate while cooking the fish (although the longer they marinate, the yummier your sauce will be).


Step 2
Heat a quick swish of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Pat the fish dry, season with salt and pepper, and pan-fry on each side for about 4 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.


Step 3
Add the tomato white bean mixture to the skillet and add the butter. Bring to a low simmer. The sauce should start to thicken. Add the chicken broth as needed to thin it out. Season with salt and pepper. When the sauce is velvety and loose enough to evenly coat the back of a spoon, add the fish back in. Spoon the sauce over top of the fish and serve. Goes perfectly with a green salad and crusty bread.
Suggested sides
  • Green Salad
  • Crusty Bread

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Heat a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan. Wait until the pan is hot and the butter has fully melted.