Sweet n’ Spicy Barramundi

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons - brown sugar
, 2 tablespoons - honey, 2 tablespoons - sriracha
, 2 tablespoons - asian chile sauce (such as sambal oelek) 
, 2 tablespoons - lime juice
, 2 tablespoons - soy sauce, 1 tablespoon - thai fish sauce, 1 tablespoon - sesame oil
, 3 - garlic cloves, finely minced, 1/2 teaspoon - freshly ground black pepper
, 4 - 6-ounce barramundi fillets, thawed, 2 cups - short grain rice, rinsed 
, 1-2 - broccoli crowns, cut into small florets, 1 - scallion, sliced into thin rounds

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Sweet n’ Spicy Barramundi

  • 10m prep
  • 40m cook
  • Serves 4
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  • Pairs with Rose Wine

  • Perfect for Weeknights

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2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons sriracha chili sauce
2 tablespoons asian chili sauce
such as sambal oelek
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons soya sauce
1 tablespoon thai fish sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 garlic clove
finely minced
½ teaspoon black peppercorn
4 6-ounce The Better Fish® Barramundi Skinless Fillets
2 cups short grain rice
1 broccoli floret
crowns, cut into small florets
1 spring onion
sliced into thin rounds

Nutrition per serving

Calories 547.28kcal 27%
Fat 4.9 7%
Carbs 99.08 38%
Sugars 17.14 19%
Protein 24.02 48%
Sodium 1159.05mg 58%
Fiber 0.57 2%

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

Nutrition per serving

Amount per serving

Calories 547.28kcal 27%
Fat 4.9 7%
Saturated Fat 1.06 5%
Monounsaturated Fat 1.51 151%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.57 157%
Carbs 99.08 38%
Fiber 0.57 2%
Sugars 17.14 19%
Protein 24.02 48%
Cholesterol 42.53mg 14%
Sodium 1159.05mg 58%
Calcium 30.69mg 4%
Magnesium 39.63mg 11%
Potassium 472.33mg 13%

% Daily Value*

Iron 1.38mg 10%
Zinc 1.26mg 13%
Phosphorus 118.61mg 17%
Vitamin A 93.6mkg 12%
Thiamin B1 0.09mg 8%
Riboflavin B2 0.1mg 7%
Niacin B3 2.09mg 13%
Vitamin B6 0.29mg 21%
Folic Acid B9 14.7mkg 7%
Vitamin B12 0.02mkg 1%
Vitamin C 8.87mg 11%
Vitamin D 7.65mkg 153%
Vitamin E 0.58mg 5%
Vitamin K 12.74mkg 17%

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

Health score

4.9 /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 0.57   2% DV
Protein 24.02   48% DV
Calcium 30.69mg   4% DV
Magnesium 39.63mg   11% DV
Potassium 472.33mg   13% DV
Iron 1.38mg   10% DV
Vitamin A 93.6mkg   12% DV
Vitamin C 8.87mg   11% DV

Nutrients with negative impact

Saturated Fat 1.06   5% DV
Carbs 99.08   38% DV
Sugars 17.14   19% DV
Cholesterol 42.53mg   14% DV
Sodium 1159.05mg   58% DV

So Good, It’ll Be Hard to Share. This sauce is purely addictive and can be made as spicy as you’d like. The barramundi is gently cooked in the oven and finishes cooking under the broiler to add extra depth of flavor to the spicy sauce. Serve with rice or noodles and your favorite green veggie for a quick and easy dinner that’s sure to become a favorite. Recipe, food styling & photography by Lindsey Johnson.


Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper for the fish.
Step 2
In a small pot, add rinsed rice and 2.5 cups of water over medium-high heat. Once at a boil, turn down heat to a simmer and cover with a lid. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, keeping the lid on, and set aside.
Step 3
On a baking sheet, toss broccoli florets with a little oil and season with salt. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.
Step 4
Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a separate small pot on the stove. Cook over medium-low heat and continuously whisk until the brown sugar is completely dissolved and the sauce thickens, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Step 5
Place fish fillets on the parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle or brush fillets with oil. Bake for 10 minutes.
Step 6
Remove fish from oven. Adjust oven rack so it is 4-inches from the heating element and set the oven to broil. Spoon a scant tablespoon of the sauce onto each fillet, spreading it evenly over the entire fillet. Place under broiler for 1-5 minutes, depending on how hot the broiler is, with the oven door cracked open. (Some ovens have two broiler settings: low and high. Use low if the option is available.) Stay by the oven and watch closely so the sauce doesn’t burn.
Step 7
Remove fish from oven and serve immediately over steamed rice and roasted broccoli. Garnish with scallions. Serve any remaining sauce on the side.
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