Barramundi With Lemon Basil Sauce


Barramundi has been available quite often in my local supermarket. This recipe would also be good with tilapia. The butter-lemon-basil sauce is also good over brown rice.

close up view of Barramundi With Lemon Basil Sauce over rainbow carrots garnished with a grilled lemon on a white plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets barramundi (Asian sea bass)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

Crumb Topping:

  • 1 cup dried bread crumbs

  • ½ teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 pinch dried thyme

Lemon-Butter-Basil Sauce:

  • 1 cup melted butter

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Brush fish with olive oil.

  3. Mix bread crumbs, seafood seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon zest, and thyme together in a bowl. Press fish in bread crumb mixture to coat all sides. Arrange coated fish on a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Flip fish and continue baking until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes more.

  5. Stir butter, lemon juice, white wine, and basil together in a bowl; drizzle over cooked fish.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Cook's Note:

You can also spray fish with cooking spray instead of brushing with oil if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

674 Calories
53g Fat
22g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 674
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 53g 68%
Saturated Fat 31g 153%
Cholesterol 169mg 56%
Sodium 666mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 401mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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