Barra Meets Basil

Barra meets Basil 

Serves 2

This recipe adapts a mixture recommended by Jamie Oliver for tuna. We think it's even deader sexier with barramundi.


  • 400g barramundi fillet
  • 1 small dried red chilli
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 tbsps finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsps finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Smear of oil for frying pan


  1. Grind chilli and coriander seeds in pestle & mortar.
  2. Combine with all other ingredients.
  3. Rub into fish.
  4. Cook for 90 seconds each side in a really hot frying pan. Yes, it will be raw in the middle - and will taste great!
  5. Alternatively... buy a small jar of pesto from the supermarket. Coat it generously on both sides of the fish. Grill under a high heat for three minutes first side then two minutes, second. 
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