Lemongrass and Shiitake Barramundi Skewers

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 1/3 cup - Vegetable oil, 3 cups - Sliced shitake mushrooms, 1/2 cup - Brown sugar , 1 cup - Corn starch slurry (corn starch and cold water 1:2 ratio), 1 1/2 cups - Chicken stock or vegetable stock , 1/4 cup - Sesame oil, 1/4 cup - Fish sauce, 1/8 cup - Rice wine vinegar , 1 tablespoon - Chili flakes , 3 tablespoons - Minced garlic, 3 tbsp. - Minced ginger, 4 - 7 oz barramundi skin on filet, 4 - Half pieces lemongrass , 3 cups - White wine or chicken stock , Salt and pepper , 4 - Baby bok choy halved, 2 tablespoons - Sesame oil, 2 tablespoons - Lite soy sauce, 1/8 cup - Chicken or vegetable stock, Jasmine rice or sticky rice,
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Lemongrass and Shitake Barramundi

  • 20m prep
  • 20m cook
  • Serves 4


cup vegetable oil
3 cups shiitake mushroom
½ cup brown sugar
0.33 cup corn starch
1.5 cups chicken stock
or vegetable stock
¼ cup sesame oil
¼ cup fish sauce
cup rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon crushed red chilli peppers
3 tablespoons minced garlic
3 tbsp minced ginger
4 x The Better Fish® Barramundi Skinless Fillets
½ pieces lemongrass
3 cups white wine
or chicken stock
4 baby bok choy
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
cup chicken stock
or vegetable
jasmine rice
or sticky rice

Nutrition per serving

Calories 838.35kcal 42%
Fat 42.18 60%
Carbs 60.68 23%
Sugars 29.58 33%
Protein 25.67 51%
Sodium 2478.83mg 124%
Fiber 5.86 21%

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

Nutrition per serving

Amount per serving

Calories 838.35kcal 42%
Fat 42.18 60%
Saturated Fat 6.26 31%
Monounsaturated Fat 16.51 1651%
Polyunsaturated Fat 16.52 1652%
Carbs 60.68 23%
Fiber 5.86 21%
Sugars 29.58 33%
Protein 25.67 51%
Cholesterol 45.45mg 15%
Sodium 2478.83mg 124%
Calcium 152.6mg 19%
Magnesium 91.34mg 24%
Potassium 1144.22mg 33%

% Daily Value*

Iron 2.98mg 21%
Zinc 2.18mg 22%
Phosphorus 245.59mg 35%
Vitamin A 1066.32mkg 133%
Thiamin B1 0.08mg 7%
Riboflavin B2 0.48mg 34%
Niacin B3 8.37mg 52%
Vitamin B6 0.7mg 50%
Folic Acid B9 38.76mkg 19%
Vitamin B12 0.09mkg 4%
Vitamin C 34.05mg 43%
Vitamin D 8.34mkg 167%
Vitamin E 2.55mg 21%
Vitamin K 27.64mkg 37%

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

Health score

6.2 /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 5.86   21% DV
Protein 25.67   51% DV
Calcium 152.6mg   19% DV
Magnesium 91.34mg   24% DV
Potassium 1144.22mg   33% DV
Iron 2.98mg   21% DV
Vitamin A 1066.32mkg   133% DV
Vitamin C 34.05mg   43% DV

Nutrients with negative impact

Saturated Fat 6.26   31% DV
Carbs 60.68   23% DV
Sugars 29.58   33% DV
Cholesterol 45.45mg   15% DV
Sodium 2478.83mg   124% DV

From a professional chef’s kitchen straight to your dinner table. Jeff Mahony, Executive Chef of McCormick’s and Schmick’s, created a recipe that is easy enough for busy weeknight meals but still produces an impressive plate.


Make the Sauce

Step 1
In large sauté pan or sauce pan, heat vegetable oil to a smoke.
Add the mushrooms and saute until golden brown.
Add chili flakes and brown, add garlic and ginger saute until brown (do not burn).
Add all ingredients except for slurry and return to a boil.
Thickness of sauce may need to be adjusted, add more slurry to make it thicker or chicken stock to make sauce looser.

Make the Lemongrass Shitake

Step 2
Sharpen lemongrass into spear.
Skewer Barramundi filet length wise and place in a shallow baking pan.
Add stock or wine and roast in a 400 oven until done about 7-10 minutes.

Make the Vegetables

Step 3
In a saute pan on med-high heat, add sesame oil.
Place Bok Choy, cut side down, in pan and saute for 1 minute.
Add remaining ingredients and cover.
Steam Bok Choy until just wilted about one minute.

Fish is done when its flesh turns from translucent to opaque.

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