Grilled Lemongrass Coconut Barramundi

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Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 - 6-oz barramundi fillets, thawed, 1 cup - coconut milk, 1 stalk - lemongrass, 1 teaspoon - lime zest, 1 tablespoon - shallot, 1 tablespoon - ginger, minced, 2 cups - arugula, 1 teaspoon - lemon juice, 1 teaspoon - olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoon - kosher salt, divided, Red pepper flakes (optional),
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Grilled Lemongrass
Coconut Barramundi

  • 10m prep
  • 20m cook
  • Serves 2
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2 6-oz The Better Fish® Barramundi Skinless Fillets
1 cup coconut milk
1 stalk lemongrass
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon shallot
1 tablespoon ginger
2 cups rucola
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
1.5 teaspoon kosher salt
crushed red chilli peppers

Nutrition per serving

Calories 468.3kcal 23%
Fat 32.89 47%
Carbs 10.71 4%
Sugars 4.83 5%
Protein 35.88 72%
Sodium 1471.06mg 74%
Fiber 3.26 12%

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

Nutrition per serving

Amount per serving

Calories 468.3kcal 23%
Fat 32.89 47%
Saturated Fat 26.58 133%
Monounsaturated Fat 2.97 297%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.65 65%
Carbs 10.71 4%
Fiber 3.26 12%
Sugars 4.83 5%
Protein 35.88 72%
Cholesterol 85.05mg 28%
Sodium 1471.06mg 74%
Calcium 73.91mg 9%
Magnesium 60.59mg 16%
Potassium 1032.52mg 30%

% Daily Value*

Iron 2.97mg 21%
Zinc 1.1mg 11%
Phosphorus 141.19mg 20%
Vitamin A 142.22mkg 18%
Thiamin B1 0.05mg 5%
Riboflavin B2 0.03mg 2%
Niacin B3 1.09mg 7%
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 6%
Folic Acid B9 46.22mkg 23%
Vitamin B12 0mkg 0%
Vitamin C 9.55mg 12%
Vitamin D 15.31mkg 306%
Vitamin E 0.62mg 5%
Vitamin K 23.21mkg 31%

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

Health score

3.8 /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 3.26   12% DV
Protein 35.88   72% DV
Calcium 73.91mg   9% DV
Magnesium 60.59mg   16% DV
Potassium 1032.52mg   30% DV
Iron 2.97mg   21% DV
Vitamin A 142.22mkg   18% DV
Vitamin C 9.55mg   12% DV

Nutrients with negative impact

Saturated Fat 26.58   133% DV
Carbs 10.71   4% DV
Sugars 4.83   5% DV
Cholesterol 85.05mg   28% DV
Sodium 1471.06mg   74% DV

Fish fans, meet your new go-to Thai dish. Still swooning from the food she sampled on travels in Thailand, contributor Natalie Paramore of Austin reveals her inspiration for this recipe: a coconut curry. To add the layers of depth characteristic across Southeast Asian cooking, she shared, “I decided to break those flavors down into a creamy dressing… The ginger and lemongrass really pop!” Food styling and photography also by Natalie, whose lifestyle site is a great resource for tips on entertaining, travel, and fitness.


Step 1
In a small nonstick sauce pot, combine coconut milk, crushed lemongrass stalk, lime zest, minced shallot and ginger, and one teaspoon of salt over medium heat. Stir frequently and do not let sauce curdle. Reduce sauce by half, about 20-25 minutes.
Step 2
Once the sauce finishes, remove from heat and let thicken.
Step 3
Toss arugula with lemon juice, olive oil and remaining salt in separate bowl, set aside.
Step 4
On a grill or cast iron, heat Barramundi over high heat about 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through.
Step 5
Plate arugula and top with grilled filets. Divide sauce and drizzle over top of fish and salad. Top with red pepper flakes if desired.
Suggested sides
  • Jasmine
  • Sauteed
    Bok Choi

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