Mediterranean-Style Barramundi Poke Appetizer

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Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 - 6 oz Australis Barramundi skinless fillet, 2 teaspoon - soy sauce, 2 Tablespoons - balsamic vinegar, 1 stalk - scallions, diced small, 1 Tablespoon - red onion, diced small, 2 Tablespoon - pine nuts, toasted, 1/4 - plum tomato, seeds removed and diced small, 4-5 - basil leaves, cut into thin strips, 1 tablespoon - pomegranate seeds (optional), Black pepper to taste, Pita bread,
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Barramundi Poké

  • 10m prep
  • 20m cook
  • Serves 2
    Kelly Armetta

  • Pairs with Cold Beer

  • Perfect for Cocktail Hour

  • Perfect for Couples


  • 1 6 oz Australis Barramundi skinless fillet
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 stalk scallions, diced small
  • 1 Tablespoon red onion, diced small
  • 2 Tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 plum tomato, seeds removed and diced small
  • 4-5 basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds (optional)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Pita bread

Mediterranean-Style Barramundi Poke on a Toasted Pita Chip

A Mediterranean twist on a Hawaiian favorite: poké.

Poke has the world by storm! This beloved Hawaiian dish of soy-marinated raw fish and fresh vegetables is the hottest trend in casual dining. Our Mediterranean-style poke adds balsamic vinegar to the marinade, enhancing the firm texture of barramundi while pairing elegantly with diced tomato, pine nuts, and pomegranate seeds. This is an easy, sophisticated, and healthy appetizer that will hit the spot on a beautiful summer afternoon. Recipe by Chef Kelly Armetta.

  1. Step 1Pat the barramundi very dry before cutting. Dice into 1/2 inch cubes.
  2. Step 2Mix soy sauce and balsamic vinegar together to make the marinade. Pour over the raw fish.
  3. Step 3Put the scallions, red onion, pine nuts, plum tomato, basil leaves, and pomegranate seeds into a bowl. Add the fish and marinade. Toss gently and let it marinate for at least 20 minutes, but no more than 4 hours.
  4. Step 4Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Toast the pita bread by cutting into quarters, then each quarter in half to make 8 triangles. Place in a single layer on a sheet pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until crisp.
  5. NoteRaw fish that has been previously frozen is the safest to eat! Australis Barramundi is cleaned and frozen to -45 degrees C to ensure that it is free of pathogens and other contaminants.
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