How to Eat More Seafood & 8 Creative Barramundi Recipes

Many families have a weekly chicken dinner or a recurring pizza night, but have you ever thought of having a weekly seafood night?

Concerned about the price? Well, if you shop smartly, buying fish can actually be quite cost effective. Lately, we’ve been picking up packets of frozen barramundi from the always-budget-friendly store Trader Joe’s. Unlike other stores that sell barramundi, the packets at Trader Joe’s come with the skin-on, which is perfect for crisping up (one of the recipes below even takes the skin off and crisps it up separately to make it extra crunch!). Barramundi is as healthy, if not moreso, than salmon and also quite versatile, with a firm texture and mild flavor.

Barramundi from Trader Joe's

(Photo courtesy of Simply Scratch)

You might remember our previous round of barramundi recipes and this time, we’ve teamed up with the same group of bloggers to bring you another collection of creative, delicious, and healthy recipes that will inspire you to want to have that weekly fish night!  We must say, this round of recipes truly shows the versatility of this fish, from soups and ceviche to fish cakes, crispy filets, and even sliders.

1. Thai Coconut Soup with Barramundi

Imagine this to be the Thai cousin of fish chowder. Lindsey simmers barramundi in a rich broth of coconut milk, lemongrass, ginger and more. (Recipe and photo: Cafe Johnsonia)

Thai Coconut Soup with Barramundi

2. Crispy Skinned Barramundi with Caramelized Lemon and Brown Butter Crumbs

Date night, anyone? Laurie caramelizes wedges of lemon alongside filets of barramundi in a cast iron pan before topping the fish with a handful of brown butter-toasted breadcrumbs. (Recipe and photo: Simply Scratch)

Crispy Skinned Barramundi with Caramelized Lemon and Brown Butter Crumbs

3. Thai Barramundi Fish Cakes with Spicy Mayo

Step aside crab cakes! Barramundi is the perfect kind of fish to transform into these Thai-inspired, low-carb fish cakes. Serve them as a cocktail party appetizer or the starter to a springtime meal. (Recipe and photo: All Day I Dream About Food)

 Thai Barramundi Fish Cakes with Spicy Mayo

4. Crispy Skinned Barramundi with Citrus Fennel Salad

Simplicity and seasonality are the name of the game in this dish. Emily pairs simply seared barramundi with a stunning salad of mixed citrus and shaved fennel for a light meal. (Recipe and photo: Jelly Toast)

Crispy Skinned Barramundi with Citrus Fennel Salad

5. Barramundi Fish Piccata with Roasted Asparagus

Most people think of “piccata” as being made with chicken or veal, but with a sturdy fish like barramundi, there’s no reason you can’t use seafood as well. (Recipe and photo: Very Culinary)

Barramundi Fish Piccata with Roasted Asparagus

6. Barramundi Sliders with Honey and Lemon Saffron Aioli

This is grown-up Game Day food. Lauren sandwiches pieces of honey-glazed barramundi between slider buns topped with a fragrant and creamy lemon saffron aioli. Serve a platter for a party or a few per person as dinner.(Recipe and photo: Climbing Grier Mountain)

Barramundi Sliders with Honey and Lemon Saffron Aioli

7. Hummus Crusted Baked Barramundi

You thought hummus was only for dipping? Dara ingeniously creates a flavorful and healthy crust for baked barramundi out of hummus. (Recipe and photo: Cookin’ Canuck)

Hummus Crusted Baked Barramundi

8. Barramundi Ceviche

Since it holds its shape well, barramundi is a great choice of fish to make this colorful, tropical ceviche with grapefruit, orange, and avocado. Serve it on top of greens for a light salad or alongside a bowl of chips for dipping. (Recipe and photo: The Corner Kitchen)

Barramundi Ceviche

What recipes do you like to use to get more seafood into your family’s diet?


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