This barramundi recipe is even more delicious served over mashed potatoes or greens. Try adding a few fresh chopped tomatoes for color.
2 tsp. olive or canola oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. fresh or bottled lemon juice
5 leaves minced fresh basil (or 3/4 tsp. dry)
Salt to taste
Gently saute the garlic in butter for about 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and basil. Add salt to taste. Remove from heat. Coat fillets with olive or canola oil. Pan fry one side on high heat for 3 minutes. Flip and cook other side 1-2 more minutes or until fish is cooked through. Transfer to serving dish. Spoon sauce over fillets.
Barramundi is a gourmet, sustainably harvested fish native to Australia and now being farmed in the United States. Its sweet, buttery, delicate and moist flavor has been compared to red snapper, Dover sole, sea bass and other premium white fish. It is available in restaurants throughout the country including Legal Sea Foods, McCormick & Schmick, Red Lobster and Oceanaire. Also available in select Whole Foods, Safeway, Vons, Giant, Costco, Schnuck's, Dierberg's and other fine markets. For more information, visit thebetterfish.com.
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