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Sautéed Barramundi with Lemon Butter Sauce

Simple and delicious. This will become your new favorite.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 10 minutes
    •    Cook time: 10 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 2


    •   2 6-8 oz barramundi fillets
    •   2 tbsp olive or canola oil
    •   2 tbsp butter
    •   1 clove of garlic, minced
    •   2 tbsp fresh or bottled lemon juice
    •   5
fresh basil leaves, minced or 3/4 tablespoon dry Salt to taste


  1. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Gently saute the minced garlic in butter for about 2 minutes, until fragrant and golden.
  2. Stir in the lemon juice and 3/4th of the fresh or dry basil.
  3. Add salt to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Pat the barramundi fillets dry and coat both sides with olive or canola oil.
  5. Heat a medium frying pan (nonstick if you have it) on medium-high heat. Pan fry one side for about 3 minutes. The edges should turn golden brown. Flip and cook the other side 1-2 more minutes or until fish is cooked through.
  6. Transfer the barramundi to a serving dish. Spoon sauce over the fillets and sprinkle the remaining basil on top. Enjoy immediately!

By the way: Did you know that you can also roast Barramundi straight from the freezer? Click on this link to check this out:

This great family recipe is thanks to The Better Fish at


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