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Lemon Butter Barramundi Fish Recipe

Barramundi, also known as Asian seabass, is an Australian white fish (or, at least, is imported from Australia.)  It’s a versatile, sustainable, eco-friendly fish packed full of nutrients.


Best of all, as I mentioned on Day 1 of our Crash Cash Diet, it’s also super affordable at a sale price $2.99 for 2 large fillets. I had only bought 2 packages because I wanted to try it out first, but now that we’ve tried it, I’m definitely going back for more!

Lemon Butter Barramundi Recipe


  • 2 Barramundi fillets
  • 1 TBS of chopped parsley – fresh if you have it on hand, but dried is okay too
  • 1/2 tsp of ground paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of crushed red peppers
  • butter
  • chopped garlic
  • lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Thaw barramundi overnight in the fridge.

Step 2: Wash the fillets, pat dry with paper towel, and set aside on baking tray lined with aluminum foil. Preheat oven to 375F.


Step 3: Melt a few tablespoons of butter (enough to cover both fillets) in a pot, then throw in the chopped garlic. I love garlic, so I used quite a bit. Stirring constantly, keep it on the heat until the garlic turns golden brown.


Step 4: Pour the garlic butter mixture on top of the fish.


Step 5: Combine the parsley, paprika and red pepper in a bowl, then sprinkle over the two fillets. Squirt lemon on top of the fillets.

Step 6: Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork.

Step 7: Season with salt and pepper to taste, then serve with a wedge of lemon.


This recipe is pretty versatile, and would go well with a lot of white fish, like tilapia.


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