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Pan-Fried Barramundi with Salsa Verde

There are many essential kitchen herbs. Mostly, these herbs are kept specially for certain dishes - rosemary with roast lamb; sage with pork; thyme with mussels; tarragon with salmon; coriander with black beans, and so on. But, for me, parsley is the one truly indispensable herb. I use it daily and in so many dishes that I would be at a loss without it.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 5 minutes
    •    Cook time: 25 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 2-4


    •    1 slice of bread
    •    4 tbsps of milk
    •    1 hard-boiled egg
    •    2 cups of fresh flat-leaf parsley
    •    the juice of a lemon
    •    6 anchovies
    •    3 peeled garlic cloves
    •    1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
    •    salt
    •    barramundi fillets


  1. Moisten a slice of bread, crust removed, with four tbsp of milk until it is completely absorbed. Place the bread, a hard-boiled egg, 2 cups of fresh flat-leaf parsley, the juice of a lemon, 6 anchovies and 3 peeled garlic cloves into a food processor and turn it on. Slowly pour in a cup of extra virgin olive oil until it is well blended. Season with salt, mix in two tbsp of capers and store in a jar in the refrigerator until needed.

  2. Cut a barramundi fillet (or other large fish) into 70-80g pieces, leaving the skin on. Heat 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet until the oil begins to smoke. Salt the skin side of the barramundi pieces and fry on that side at moderate heat for 2 minutes. Turn and cook on the other side until just done.

  3. Serve with the salsa verde and salad or vegetables.

This great family recipe is thanks to Good-Food Recipes at


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