Crispy Barramundi and Chimichurri sauce

April 22, 2024

Savour culinary excellence with our Crispy Barramundi recipe accompanied by vibrant Chimichurri sauce. Delve into tender, golden-brown fillets of barramundi, expertly seasoned and fried to perfection. Finished with a zesty, herbaceous chimichurri sauce, brimming with fresh flavours, this dish is a harmonious blend of taste and texture that will elevate any dining occasion.


  • 4 x 250g Saltwater Barramundi fillets, skin on
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, for grilling
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

  • Chimichurri sauce
  • ¼ bunch parsley, leaves removed and chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano, leaves removed and chopped (if unavailable, use 1 tbsp dried)
  • 2 Birdseye chilli, halved (remove the seeds if you do not like it too hot) and finely cut
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 80 ml olive oil
  • 40 ml red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper


To begin your Crispy Barramundi and Chimichurri sauce, pre heat oven intensive to 275°C.

To make the Chimichurri sauce place the parsley, oregano, chilli, lemon zest, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar and salt and pepper into a small bowl.

Stir until well combined. This process can also be done with a mortar and pestle. Set aside.

Season the saltwater barramundi liberally with salt and pepper, particularly the skin.

Line a universal tray with baking paper. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil onto the tray for each piece of barramundi and sit the fish (skin side down) directly on top of each puddle.

Place the tray in the oven on level 1 and cook for 12 minutes. Remove from oven, top the crispy barramundi with Chimichurri sauce and serve immediately.

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