Tempura Barramundi Bites with Sweet Chili Sauce

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 3 - (6-oz) Australis Barramundi fillets, 3/4 cup - flour , 1/4 cup - cornstarch, 1 teaspoon - baking powder, 1 teaspoon - sugar, 1/2 teaspoon - sea salt, 1 - egg, 2/3 cups - cold seltzer water, Oil for frying, 1 cup - honey, ¼ cup - rice vinegar, 3/4 cup - water, 3 - garlic cloves, minced, 1 teaspoon - red pepper flakes, ¼ cup  - soy sauce, 1 tablespoon  - ketchup, 1 tablespoon - cornstarch,
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Tempura Barramundi Bites
with Sweet Chili Sauce

  • 10m prep
  • 10m cook
  • Serves 4
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3 x The Better Fish® Barramundi Skinless Fillets
¾ cup flour
¼ cup corn starch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 egg
0.667 cups sparkling water
frying oil
1 cup honey
¼ cup rice vinegar
¾ cup water
3 garlic clove
1 teaspoon crushed red chilli peppers
¼ cup soya sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon corn starch

Nutrition per serving

Calories 692.63kcal 35%
Fat 24.98 36%
Carbs 100.38 39%
Sugars 71.12 79%
Protein 21.58 43%
Sodium 1346.26mg 67%
Fiber 1.08 4%

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

Nutrition per serving

Amount per serving

Calories 692.63kcal 35%
Fat 24.98 36%
Saturated Fat 3.13 16%
Trans Fat 6.15 615%
Monounsaturated Fat 16.61 1661%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.55 355%
Carbs 100.38 39%
Fiber 1.08 4%
Sugars 71.12 79%
Protein 21.58 43%
Cholesterol 83.45mg 28%
Sodium 1346.26mg 67%
Calcium 116.45mg 15%
Magnesium 22.65mg 6%

% Daily Value*

Potassium 432.36mg 12%
Iron 1.4mg 10%
Zinc 0.62mg 6%
Phosphorus 102.07mg 15%
Vitamin A 58.03mkg 7%
Thiamin B1 0.04mg 4%
Riboflavin B2 0.13mg 9%
Niacin B3 0.87mg 5%
Vitamin B6 0.11mg 8%
Folic Acid B9 15.87mkg 8%
Vitamin B12 0.1mkg 4%
Vitamin C 1.81mg 2%
Vitamin D 7.88mkg 158%
Vitamin E 4.18mg 35%
Vitamin K 17.03mkg 23%

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

Health score

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 1.08   4% DV
Protein 21.58   43% DV
Calcium 116.45mg   15% DV
Magnesium 22.65mg   6% DV
Potassium 432.36mg   12% DV
Iron 1.4mg   10% DV
Vitamin A 58.03mkg   7% DV
Vitamin C 1.81mg   2% DV

Nutrients with negative impact

Saturated Fat 3.13   16% DV
Trans Fat 6.15   615% DV
Carbs 100.38   39% DV
Sugars 71.12   79% DV
Cholesterol 83.45mg   28% DV
Sodium 1346.26mg   67% DV

Perfect for kids and grown-ups alike. Our Tempura Fish Bites with Sweet Chili Sauce recipe is a family favorite! It’s a meal that resembles a childhood favorite but with an adult twist that everyone can enjoy. The sweet heat of the chili sauce pairs well with the crunch of the tempura battered, fried barramundi bites! Recipe, food styling, and photography by Tabitha Blue of Fresh Mommy Blog.


Step 1
Preheat the oil in a fryer to high heat, 375 degrees F. If you prefer to pan fry, refer to the notes below. Thaw and rinse the barramundi fillets. Use a paper towel to pat each fillet dry. Cut fillets into bite-size chunks, roughly 1-inch squares.
Step 2
Place the honey, rice vinegar, water, garlic, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, ketchup and cornstarch in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Stir continuously until the mixture has thickened. Set aside.
Step 3
Whisk flour, 1/4 cup cornstarch, baking powder, sugar and sea salt together, set aside. In another bowl, beat the egg and cold seltzer water. Stir egg mixture into the dry ingredients until just mixed (will be lumpy). Dip fish into the batter and deep fry until crispy and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Place on paper towels to drain.
Step 4
Serve tempura fish bites hot with a side of sweet chili sauce. Enjoy!
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