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Curtis Stone’s crispy barramundi with green curry

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  • Dairy free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free
  • Shellfish free
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in protein
  • 3 serves veg or fruit

A quick and tasty dinner, this crispy skin barramundi recipe gets an extra hit of flavour from a homemade green curry paste.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Curtis Stone’s crispy barramundi with green curry


  • 1 bunch coriander, divided
  • 3 long green chillies, seeded, chopped
  • 2 tbs coarsely chopped lemongrass
  • 2 tbs coarsely chopped shallots
  • 1 tbs coarsely chopped peeled ginger
  • 3 lime leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 1/2 tbs vegetable oil, divided
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 3 tsp fish sauce
  • 3 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 bunch baby broccoli, trimmed, thick stems halved lengthways
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 2 heads pak choy, leaves separated
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 4 (about 170g each) Coles Australian Barramundi Portions SkinOn
  • Steamed jasmine rice, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 1992kJ/477 Cals (23%), Protein: 31g (62%), Fat: 34g (49%), Sat Fat: 14g (58%), Sodium: 816mg (41%), Carb: 10g (3%), Sugar: 8g (9%), Dietary Fibre: 7g (23%).

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  1. Step 1

    Reserve 1/4 cup coriander leaves. Coarsely chop the remaining coriander leaves and stems. In a food processor, process the chopped coriander, chilli, lemongrass, shallot, ginger, lime leaves, garlic and 1 1/2 tbs oil until smooth and well combined, stopping the machine and scraping the side occasionally.

  2. Step 2

    Heat a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add coriander mixture and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until aromatic. Stir in coconut milk, fish sauce, sugar, salt and 1/2 cup (125ml) water. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 5 mins or until the mixture is aromatic.

  3. Step 3

    Add the baby broccoli, cauliflower and pak choy. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins or until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice.

  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, lightly score the skin of each barramundi fillet. Pat dry with paper towel. In a large frying pan, place remaining oil and swirl to coat the base of the pan. Sprinkle salt all over the barramundi and place, skin-side down, in the cold pan. Place over medium-high heat and cook, pressing down on the barramundi occasionally, for 5 mins or until the skin is golden brown and crisp. Turn and cook for a further 2-3 mins or until cooked through.

  5. Step 5

    Divide rice among serving plates. Spoon curry and vegetables around rice. Top with barramundi and sprinkle with reserved coriander leaves.

Recipe tip

Serve with lime wedges

Want to get the best out of your barramundi every time? Try Curtis’ cooking tips which he shares with his recipe for Seared Barramundi with Corn Salad.