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Our best barramundi recipes

How to make the most of Australia's versatile fish, barramundi.
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Barramundi is a versatile Australian fish you can cook in plenty of different ways. It has a sweet, mild taste and firmness that can hold its own as the primary protein on a plate, or work in curries, stews and salad recipes.

From barramundi fillet pan-fried in a lemon butter sauce to delicious coconut dhal with barramundi, pasta dishes and our version of fancy fish and chips with baked barramundi with smashed potatoes, here are our best barramundi recipes to have on repeat.

A comforting pan-fried barramundi recipe with Grenobloise sauce and colcannon makes for one quick and easy dinner.

Served with a deliciously creamy side of colcannon.

Barramundi with Grenobloise sauce and colcannon

This pan-fried barramundi recipe includes a classic French Grenobloise sauce and potato colcannon for an easy and comforting dinner.

Barramundi with Grenobloise sauce and colcannon

Whole barramundi with "dirty" rice.

Photo: Chris Court

(Credits: Chris Court)

Jerk-rubbed barramundi with dirty rice

This whole barramundi recipe takes just 45 minutes and is packed with flavour.

Jerk-rubbed barramundi with dirty rice

Roast barramundi with kale slaw and buttermilk dressing.

Roast barramundi with kale, fennel and broccoli slaw

This dish is tasty, fresh and fast to make.

Roast barramundi with kale, fennel and broccoli slaw

Barramundi en croûte

Barramundi en croûte

(Credits: William Meppem)

Barramundi en croûte

When you want to impress seafood fans, this Donovan Cooke recipe is ideal.

Barramundi en croûte

(Credits: Craig Wall)

Coconut lentil dhal with barramundi

This recipe gives comforting dhal is a protein and flavour hit, thanks to the fish and coconut milk.

Coconut lentil dhal with barramundi

(Credits: William Meppem)

Crisp fish, green mango and roast coconut salad

This Asian-inspired salad is crispy and crunchy, with the barramundi cooked in a deep fryer or wok.

Crisp barramundi, green mango and roast coconut salad

Spaghetti con pesce d’acqua dolce (spaghetti with freshwater fish)

Spaghetti con pesce d’acqua dolce (spaghetti with freshwater fish)

(Credits: Ben Dearnley)

Pendolino’s spaghetti con pesce d’acqua dolce (spaghetti with freshwater fish)

Light and fresh, this pasta recipe from Sydney’s Pendolino was so good we had to include it.

Pendolino’s spaghetti con pesce d’acqua dolce (spaghetti with freshwater fish)

Lee Ho Fook’s steamed barramundi, chilli black beans and pickled mustard greens

The subtle sweet flavour of barramundi is perfectly complemented by punchy flavours in this recipe by Victor Liong from Melbourne’s Lee Ho Fook.

Lee Ho Fook’s steamed barramundi, chilli black beans and pickled mustard greens

Sour curry of barramundi

Sour curry of barramundi

(Credits: William Meppem)

Sour curry of barramundi

This light, South-East Asian style curry really lets the fish shine.

Sour curry of barramundi

Coconut-poached barramundi with pumpkin and snake beans

Tender fish and vibrant Thai flavours make this recipe a classic.

Coconut-poached barramundi with pumpkin and snake beans

Steamed barramundi with shiitake mushroom rice
(Credits: Ben Dearnley)

Steamed barramundi with shiitake rice

Steaming is a great way to lock-in moisture in, making it an easy starting point when you’re new to cooking fish.

Steamed barramundi with shiitake rice

Pan-fried barramundi with eggplant and miso purée

Creamy eggplant and rich miso will make this dish a fast favourite.

Pan-fried barramundi with eggplant and miso purée

Barramundi with cavolo nero and capers

A classic recipe that balances the flavour if the fish with greens and tangy capers.

Barramundi with cavolo nero and capers

Barramundi en papillote

This French recipe looks and sounds fancy, but is surprisingly fast to make.

Barramundi en papillote

Roast barramundi with kipfler potatoes and celeriac

When you want a heartier meal with fish, this recipe is one to consider.

Roast barramundi with kipfler potatoes and celeriac

Wild barramundi, cavolo nero and spanner crab
(Credits: Ben Dearnley)

Wild barramundi, cavolo nero and spanner crab

This dish balances the richness of the seafood with cavolo nero leaves, as well as herbs and spices.

Wild barramundi, cavolo nero and spanner crab

Christine Manfield’s spiced barramundi with tomato-chilli pickle

This dish is packed with flavour and crunch from the crispy-skinned barramundi.

Christine Manfield’s spiced barramundi with tomato-chilli pickle

Son in Law’s crisp barramundi fillets with roasted chilli, mint and coriander

A favourite from Melbourne restaurant Son in Law, with spice and zest that’s just right.

Son in Law’s crisp barramundi fillets with roasted chilli, mint and coriander

Barbecued barramundi with macadamia romesco
(Credits: Ben Dearnley)

Barbecued barramundi with macadamia romesco

Barramundi could quickly become a barbie favourite with this recipe.

Barbecued barramundi with macadamia romesco

Barramundi with braised green beans, dill and mint

Barramundi with braised green beans, dill and mint

(Credits: William Meppem)

Barramundi with braised green beans, dill and mint

This dish pairs classic flavours with the fish, alongside green beans that could become a favourite on their own.

Barramundi with braised green beans, dill and mint

Baked barramundi with pepperleaf mayonnaise

Pair this dish with salt and vinegar potatoes for a very fancy twist on fish and chips.

Baked barramundi with pepperleaf mayonnaise

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