Grilled Barramundi Escabeche

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 1/2 cup - Extra virgin olive oil, plus more for coating fish and grill, 5 - Garlic cloves, thinly sliced, 1 1/2 teaspoon - Sweet smoked paprika, 1/2 - Large red onion or 1 small red onion, thinly sliced, 1 - Yellow or red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced, 2 - Medium carrots, julienned, 1 - Sprig fresh thyme, 2 - Dried bay leaves, 1 tablespoon - Fresh oregano leaves, minced, or 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 cup - Sherry vinegar, 1 - Large 20-24 ounce barramundi fillet or 4 6-ounce fillets, skin on, Fresh parsley, minced, for garnish,
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Grilled Barramundi Escabeche

  • 10m prep
  • 20m cook
  • Serves 4
  • RECIPE CREATED BY
    Nicole Gaffney

  • Pairs With Pinot Noir

  • Perfect for Date Night

  • Perfect for Parties

Ingredients

Fish
  • 1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil, plus more for coating fish and grill
  • 5 Garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Sweet smoked paprika
  • 1/2 Large red onion or 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Yellow or red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 Medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 Sprig fresh thyme
  • 2 Dried bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh oregano leaves, minced, or 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup Sherry vinegar
  • 1 Large 20-24 ounce barramundi fillet or 4 6-ounce fillets, skin on
  • Fresh parsley, minced, for garnish

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Summer in a dish!

This perfect companion to a summer evening is a great excuse to fire up the grill.

  1. Step 1 Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir until it just starts to turn lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Add the paprika, thyme and bay leaves and saute for about 30 seconds, then add the red onion, bell pepper and carrots. Season generously with salt and pep-per, then toss the vegetables around until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Pour in the sherry vinegar and simmer for about 3 minutes, then stir in the oregano, cover and turn off the heat.
  2. Step 2 Preheat a clean grill or grill pan until very hot, then rub the grill grates with oil. Rub the barramundi with olive oil on both sides and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the barramundi on the grill, skin side down, and cook until it starts to turn opaque around the edges, about 5-6 minutes for a large fillet, or about 2-3 minutes for small fillets. Use a spatula to carefully flip the barramundi to the other side and continue to cook until the thickest part of the flesh is no longer translucent.
  4. Step 3 If the vegetables have cooled down, rewarm them over medium heat for a few minutes, then remove the thyme sprig and bay leaves. Transfer the fish to a platter and spoon the vegetables and sauce over top. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately
Suggested sides
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    Potato
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CHEF TIP

Get your pan or grill smoking hot before placing the fish down!

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