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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Crumb Topping:
Lemon-Butter-Basil Sauce:

Directions

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

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  • Brush fish with olive oil.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

674 calories; protein 25.3g 51% DV; carbohydrates 21.9g 7% DV; fat 53.1g 82% DV; cholesterol 169.2mg 56% DV; sodium 666.3mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2014
I used this recipe on halibut because I couldn't get the sea bass it calls for. I think I made a mistake by using my own breadcrumbs because they didn't really get very crispy so I'd think that some like the Progresso would work well. I made my own version of Old Bay seasoning which turned out very similar to the brand name herbs. The sauce was good but I did want more flavor on it----some fresh garlic would have been very nice in it. This is a good recipe and I'll try it again. Thanks Joanne H! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/09/2016
The sauce was not good at all. Too acidic it just didn't meld well. I changed it up by using butter fresh garlic half tsp lemon juice and same w the wine still kept the basil. I just drizzled a little on the fish and it was very good. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2014
I used this recipe on halibut because I couldn't get the sea bass it calls for. I think I made a mistake by using my own breadcrumbs because they didn't really get very crispy so I'd think that some like the Progresso would work well. I made my own version of Old Bay seasoning which turned out very similar to the brand name herbs. The sauce was good but I did want more flavor on it----some fresh garlic would have been very nice in it. This is a good recipe and I'll try it again. Thanks Joanne H! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2015
I enjoyed this. I used buttery round crackers which I prefer over bread crumbs for fish dishes. I reserved some of the crumbs so that when I turned the fillets over after 10 minutes I had more to add to the top. One stick of butter seemed like a lot for a sauce just to drizzle so I halved the sauce and it worked fine and I also added a little garlic powder to it. Nice recipe Joanne H! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2016
This was sooo yummy! I had never had this type of fish, but bought it on a whim, and had to search for a recipe after the fact. I used panko bread crumbs and added salt to the breading mixture as my panko has much less salt than my normal bread crumbs (not sure if that is typical). At the very end, when the fish was just about ready to flake easily, I moved the pan up to the broiler and broiled for a minute or two just to crisp up the crumbs. I am glad I did, for they stay crisp even after drizzling all that butter sauce. Though, I should've halved the ingredients for the sauce, as I had too much left over. I added garlic powder, black pepper, and a small pinch of cayenne to the sauce to enhance the favor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2016
I was concerned the fish may turn out fishy but it did not. The bread crumb mix negated the fishy smell. The butter lemon sauce gave it a nice twist! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2015
This is a keeper. Made with baby potatoes and artichokes. Everyone liked it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/09/2016
The sauce was not good at all. Too acidic it just didn't meld well. I changed it up by using butter fresh garlic half tsp lemon juice and same w the wine still kept the basil. I just drizzled a little on the fish and it was very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2016
I really like this recipe, but instead of baking it in the oven I pan fried it. It was wonderful. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2014
I followed the recipe without alterations. It was easy and delicious. We usually minimally season fish, enjoying the natural flavors. This recipe doesn't overpower the fish, we will be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2014
I used Tilapia for this recipe and both my husband and I thought the lemon basil sauce made this an over the top recipe. Next time I will try a different type of fish. Read More
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