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Lemon Butter Barramundi

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 10 min.
Homemade lemon butter and fresh basil melt into the fish with flavorful results.


  • 4 barramundi fillets (skin on or off)
  • 2 Tbs salted butter
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 4-6 leaves fresh basil, minced (or 3/4 tsp dry)


  • FishRinse fillets and pat dry with paper towel. Spray fillets with canola or olive oil. Saute the fillets on high heat for 3 minutes (skin side up). Flip and cook 1 more minute. Transfer to serving dish.
  • SauceGently saute the garlic in butter for about 2 minutes. Stir in salt, lemon juice and basil. Remove from heat and spoon over fillets immediately before serving.
  • Serve on a bed of lightly steamed young green beans and add chopped, fresh tomatoes for color.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 180
  Calories from Fat 74 (41%)
(13%)Total Fat 8g
(22%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(23%)Cholesterol 68mg
(17%)Sodium 420mg
(10%)Potassium 352mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(48%)Protein 24g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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