Crispy-skinned barramundi with garlic and herb oil

Crispy-skinned barramundi with garlic and herb oil

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  • 0:15 Prep
  • 0:18 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Easy

The extra virgin olive oil lends a fresh and distinctive flavour to this main meal of barramundi and roast vegetables. To incorporate this into a keto diet plan, see the serving suggestion in the notes below.

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  • 1 bunch broccolini, trimmed, halved crossways
  • 400g tomato medley mix
  • 200g green beans, trimmed
  • 2/3 cup Australian extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 (150g each) boneless barramundi fillets with skin on, skin scored (see note)
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 small lemon, rind zested into fine strips, juiced


  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  • Step 2
    Place vegetables on prepared tray. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Step 3
    Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add fish, skin-side down. Cook for 2 minutes or until skin is very crispy around edges and centre is just starting to crisp. Place fish, skin-side up, on top of vegetables on tray. Bake for 4 minutes or until fish is just cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  • Step 4
    Heat remaining oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant (do not brown). Add chives and parsley. Cook for 1 minute. Remove pan from heat. Add lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 5
    Serve barramundi and vegetables drizzled with warm garlic and herb oil.

  • Low carb
  • Low sodium
  • Lower gi


  • 2239 kj


  • 40.2g

    Fat Total

  • 6g

    Saturated Fat

  • 3.6g


  • 35.8g


  • 108mg


  • 275mg


  • 6.9g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


To score barramundi skin, use a large sharp knife to make shallow cuts crossways, about 1cm apart, along the length of each fillet. This will help prevent the fillet from curling up while cooking.

To incorporate this into a keto diet plan, serve with baby spinach and pine nut salad.

  • Author: Kim Coverdale & Tracey Meharg
  • Image credit: Guy Bailey
  • Publication: Super Food Ideas



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