Pistachio Crusted Barramundi with Fennel and Orange Salad

10m Prep

15m Cook

Serves 4

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  • ½ cup unsalted shelled pistachios, finely chopped
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • zest from 1 orange
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 The Better Fish® Barramundi Simply Skinless Fillets, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 5 oranges, any variety
  • ½ small­-medium fennel bulb, plus some fronds for garnish
  • ¼ small red onion

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Step 1
Preheat the oven to 400℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking. In a small bowl, combine the pistachios, bread crumbs and orange zest. Season with salt and pepper, then mix until the zest is evenly distributed.

Step 2
Pat the Barramundi fillets dry and season both sides with salt and pepper. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on the prepared baking sheet, then place the filets on top, leaving at least two inches between them.

Step 3
Smear one teaspoon of Dijon mustard on the top side of each piece, then divide the pistachio mixture evenly amongst each. Gently press the mixture down to form a crust, then drizzle with a little bit of olive oil.

Step 4
Bake for about 10-15 minutes (depending on thickness), or until the fish is opaque in the middle and easily flakes apart. Be careful not to overcook.

Step 5
While the fish is cooking, prepare the salad. Slice the top and bottom off of each orange to reveal the flesh. Place the oranges cut side down on a cutting board and use your knife remove the peel and as much white pith as possible. Turn the peeled oranges on their sides and slice into rounds.

Step 6
Use a sharp knife or mandolin to shave the fennel and red onion into very thin slices. Arrange the oranges, fennel and red onion on a platter, layering the fennel and onion in between the slices of orange. Season well with salt and pepper, then drizzle 3 tablespoons olive oil over top.

Step 7
When the fish is cooked through, use a spatula to carefully remove each filet from the baking sheet and place over the fennel orange salad. Garnish with scattered fennel fronds. Serve immediately.

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Recipe Notes

Use a mix of Blood oranges, Cara Cara oranges and/or Navel oranges for a beautiful presentation and varied flavor profile.