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BBQ chilli barramundi with carrot and asparagus

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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free

This chilli barramundi recipe will be a hit at your next barbecue. Drizzled with a tangy ginger and cucumber dressing, it’s a tasty dish to share.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + Cooling time
Two bowls of bbq chilli barramundi with carrot and asparagus, served with ginger and cucumber dressing


  • 3 bunches Dutch carrots, peeled, ends trimmed
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 bunches asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 6 Coles Australian Barramundi Portions Skin On
  • 2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves

Ginger and cucumber dressing

  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  • 2 tbs lime juice
  • 2 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, seeded, chopped
  • 5cm-piece ginger, peeled, cut into matchsticks

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  1. Step 1

    To make the ginger and cucumber dressing, place the sugar, lime juice, vinegar and soy sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Cook for 2-3 mins or until syrup thickens slightly. Set aside to cool. Stir in the fish sauce, oil, cucumber and ginger.
  2. Step 2

    Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on high. Brush carrots with a little oil. Season. Cook, turning occasionally, for 6-8 mins or until tender. Transfer to a plate. Cook the asparagus, turning, for 2 mins or until bright green and tender. Add to the carrots on the plate.
  3. Step 3

    Brush barramundi with remaining oil. Sprinkle the skin with chilli, cumin and salt. Cook, skin-side down, for 4 mins or until golden brown and crisp. Turn and cook for 2-3 mins or until golden brown and just cooked through.
  4. Step 4

    Divide the carrots and asparagus among serving plates. Top with barramundi and coriander. Drizzle with dressing.

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 993kJ/238 Cals (11%)

Protein: 27g (54%)

Fat: 6g (9%)

Sat fat: 1g (4%)

Carb: 16g (5%)

Sugar: 16g (18%)

Fibre: 5g (17%)

Sodium: 661mg (33%)

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