20 Easy Recipes For Delicious Barramundi

Barramundi is a tasty white fish that is associated with Australia.

It is becoming more widely available in the U.S. and is a popular option for people who want to enjoy sustainable fish with a mild flavor. 

20 Easy Recipes For Delicious Barramundi

If you want to have a go at cooking barramundi but you don’t know where to start then you have come to the right place.

We have put together this list of the best and easiest recipes to cook delicious barramundi in your own kitchen.

1. Barramundi With Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce 

This delicious meal tastes just like something you would order at a restaurant, but you can easily make it at home in your own kitchen.

It takes less than 15 minutes to make and has simple flavors of basil, lemon and garlic to complement the sweet and buttery white fish. 

2. Barramundi With Moroccan Spices

Although barramundi has quite a mild flavor, it can still hold up against punchy spices. This recipe uses Moroccan ingredients like cumin, coriander, paprika, chili and garlic to flavor the fish.

The fish is served whole and on the bone, which is very impressive if you are serving this at a dinner party. 

3. Asian Glazed Barramundi

This Asian glazed barramundi is the perfect Friday night meal. It’s easy to cook and super tasty. The ingredients list might seem long, but preparation is actually very simple.

This dish feels like a real treat and is a lovely way to start the weekend. The sticky glaze has flavors of soy sauce, sesame, chinese 5 spice, garlic, fragrant ginger and sweet honey. 

4. Crispy-Skinned Barramundi With Garlic Herb Oil

Make sure you use extra virgin olive oil to create the best flavor for this recipe.

The fish is cooked in a pan to sear the skin and get it nice and crispy. It is then added to the roasted vegetables and baked in the oven to finish off.

While the fish is cooking, a simple flavored oil is made in the same pan that you fried the fish in. 

5. Barramundi With Fennel & Australian Herbs

Barramundi is an iconic Australian fish, so it’s no surprise that it tastes delicious with Australian ingredients.

This recipe uses native greens like dulse, saltbush, samphire and purslane alongside the seasoned fish to create a delightful meal.

The fish is also flavored with fennel which complements the sweetness of the barramundi. 

6. Tomato & Basil Barramundi Skillet With Butter Sauce

Tomaro, basil and garlic is such a simple combination of flavors but they are very effective.

They come together perfectly in this dish to flavor the barramundi and create a saucy, satisfying meal that the whole family will enjoy.

Serve it with warm, crusty bread to soak up the butter sauce. It is ready in just 30 minutes so is ideal for a busy weeknight. 

7. Macadamia Crusted Barramundi Filets

This recipe brings together two contrasting textures to create the perfect balance. Soft, delicate fish is encased in a crunchy, nutty crust with breadcrumbs.

The sweetness of the macadamia nuts goes really well with the mild, buttery flavor of the fish, with neither taste overpowering the other.

Garnish the fish with parsley and chives and serve alongside your favorite steamed vegetables. 

8. Barramundi, Lemongrass & Lime Leaves

The sweet, buttery flavor of barramundi is ideal for pairing with fragrant citrus notes.

This dish is not only a treat for the taste buds, it is also beautifully presented which makes it a perfect choice for a dinner party or a date night.

It is spicy, herby and zesty, and can be served with a variety of delicious side dishes to create a very special meal. 

9. Simple Grilled Barramundi

Simple doesn’t have to be boring. This recipe shows you how to make grilled barramundi that tastes amazing every time.

It is a foolproof method with easy seasoning and will be a recipe you return to again and again.

It’s nice to add some fish to the grill as a lighter alternative to all of the rich meats. 

10. Teriyaki Barramundi With BBQ Greens & Soba Noodles 

If you fancy a Japanese takeout but you want to eat something super healthy then why not try this recipe?

It is easy to make and tastes just as good as anything you could order in. It will be ready really fast and will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished.

You can serve the fish with noodles and your favorite vegetables – this recipe uses broccoli and asparagus. 

11. Brown Butter Barramundi With Capers

Capers and fish are often paired together because the flavors work so well together.

This recipe is no exception. The fish is pan fried to get the skin nice and crispy and then an indulgent brown butter sauce is made with shallots and capers.

Lemon juice, lettuce, parsley, peas and sugar snap are added to the sauce right at the end, and then it is served with the fish. The fish is crisp on the outside and perfectly tender in the middle. 

12. Easy Blackened Barramundi

This blackened barramundi is flavored with creole seasoning and seared in a pan with melted butter. It is incredibly simple and is ready in half an hour, but the flavors will blow you away.

You can serve this fish with dirty rice, or with potatoes and vegetables, or even on top of a salad. 

13. Barramundi With Grilled Corn Salad

This 20 minute recipe is quick and easy and perfect for those summer days when you fancy lighting up the BBQ.

The corn has a lovely grilled flavor and is combined with fresh mint leaves and zucchini to make a refreshing salad.

This is served with the fish that is grilled simply, and topped with pistachio, fresh lemon juice and dressing. 

14. Crispy-Skinned Barramundi With Pea & Broccoli Pesto

This dish is packed with fresh, green flavors and takes less than half an hour to make. Make sure you soak the cashews overnight so they are nice and soft, as this will give the pesto a smoother consistency.

The cashews are blitzed with broccoli, peas, garlic and mint along with lemon juice and olive oil. 

15. Barramundi & Broccoli Green Curry

If you are looking for a healthy and tasty meal to cook on a busy weeknight then this recipe is perfect.

It takes just 20 minutes and it is totally delicious. The fragrant curry is made with coconut milk and aromatic herbs that work really well with the mild flavors of the fish.

The fresh ingredients are really healthy, and you can serve the curry over jasmine rice. 

16. Easy Pan-Fried Barramundi

If you want to learn how to cook barramundi, then one of the best recipes to start with is pan fried barramundi. It is simple but delicious and is something you can whip up at short notice.

This recipe serves the pan fried fish with a simple pesto and some seared cherry tomatoes.

Try to use a heavy bottom pan or a skillet, as this will reach a high enough temperature to ensure that the skin crisps up nicely.

You should also make sure that the skin is patted dry with a paper towel before you start cooking the fish. 

17. Barramundi Cob Dip

This is a more unusual barramundi recipe that is ideal for parties and buffets.

This dip is made with cream cheese, soured cream, egg yolks for richness, mustard for a peppery kick, punchy garlic and salty bacon.

The white wine adds a subtle but important undertone that ties the flavors together.

The dip is seasoned with lemon juice, dill, fresh parsley, paprika and chili. No cob dip is complete without some spinach, and of course the start of the show is the barramundi. The fish is poached in milk to make it soft and creamy. 

18. Spanish Style Baked Barramundi

This wonderful Mediterranean dish is the perfect meal to cook for friends and family on a warm summer evening.

It has classic Spanish flavors of red peppers, olives, garlic, paprika, onions, and plenty of fresh thyme and oregano.

The fish is seasoned and baked in amongst all of the tasty ingredients so that the flavors can combine. Plenty of olive oil is added to stop the fish from drying out.

This dish can be served with a leafy green salad and sauteed potatoes. 

19. Barramundi With Coconut Spinach

This healthy meal is full of nutrition but also packed with flavor. The spinach is high in iron and the fish is high in protein, with healthy fats from the coconut.

The barramundi is flavored with tumeric and chili and then pan fried to create soft fish with a crispy skin. While the fish is resting, the spinach and kale are added to the frying pan.

They are cooked with coconut cream, lime juice, fish sauce and sugar.

When the spinach has wilted and the sauce has thickened, serve it immediately with the fish. If you want to make this meal go further you can serve it with some steamed rice. 

20. Barramundi Tacos With Black Quinoa & Corn Salsa

Next time you host a taco night with your friends and family, why don’t you have a go at making barramundi tacos? They are tasty, healthy, and very easy to prepare.

The fish is high in protein and the quinoa is a whole grain which is high in dietary fiber.

The corn salsa is delicious, made with tomato, spring onion, red onion and chillies and seasoned with fresh lime juice, mint, coriander, salt and pepper. You can add whatever toppings you fancy to your barramundi tacos. 

Frequently Asked Questions     

What Type Of Fish Is Barramundi?         

Barramundi, also known as Asian Sea Bass, is a white fleshed fish found in both saltwater and freshwater. 

What Does Barramundi Taste Like?       

Barramundi has a firm texture and a mild flavor that is a little sweet.

It is often compared to striped bass, snapper and grouper. It has a medium fat content which makes it very versatile when it comes to cooking methods. 

Where Can You Buy Barramundi? 

Barramundi is usually flash frozen within hours of being caught, which means that you can buy it frozen from stores that are very far from where the fish was farmed or caught.

You should be able to get it in grocery stores, seafood markets, and online. You can keep the barramundi frozen for up to 3 months before using. Make sure the fish is fully thawed before cooking. 

Is Barramundi Sustainable? 

Barramundi is easy to farm, which means that the populations of barramundi in the wild do not need to be overfished.

Farmed barramundi have a mostly vegetarian diet which makes them easy to maintain, and they are also very resistant to diseases. 


These recipes will show you how easy it is to cook restaurant quality meals from your own kitchen using barramundi as the star ingredient.

20 Easy Recipes For Delicious Barramundi

20 Easy Recipes For Delicious Barramundi

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