A fish recipe that's for the books: broiled barramundi with citrus salsa is the perfect refreshing lunch or dinner recipe! The fish cooks in under 10 minutes and the salsa is so light and fresh, made up of fresh oranges, pomegranate seeds, lime juice and herbs. Absolutely delicious!
Just wanted to let you know that this delicious fish recipe is sponsored by my friends at Australis Barramundi- The Better Fish!
A quick and easy paleo fish recipe that outshines the rest
Although fish is incredibly good for you, it can also be boring and lacking in flavor. This week, I knew I wanted to come up with a fresh and exciting recipe that would leave you feeling ready and able to conquer it. I wanted to incorporate some vibrant flavors, so I hopped on over to the market to see what was in season.
As we transition from the hottest months of the year to the coolest, the produce selection changes too. What I get most excited about seeing at the grocery store are pomegranates- I am obsessed with them. They compliment the warm and buttery flavors in this dish so darn well, not to mention the incredible 'pop' of texture they add.
After grabbing a few pomegranates, I eagerly rushed over to the citrus area of the produce department. ORANGES: there were so many darn oranges, and I couldn't have felt happier. I knew the two were going to pair well together, especially after grabbing a handful of limes and some fresh cilantro.
I ran home, practically skipping into the parking lot, very eager to whip up this citrus salsa for the barramundi filets I had waiting on the counter. But what is barramundi and why am I so darn excited to use it?
Why am I using barramundi?
I didn't used to cook fish very often at my house unless it was salmon. I was always unimpressed by the flavors that other *white* fish had to offer. I found it to be underwhelming and just a fuss to prepare...! This was all true until I discovered barramundi.
Barramundi is a white fish with an incredible meaty and buttery texture to it. It also has an incredibly high amount of omega-3's and hey- why wouldn’t we want to support our brains and cardiovascular health?!
I chose to partner with Australis Barramundi- The Better Fish for this broiled barramundi recipe because their company supports sustainable seafood practices and their fish are environmentally-friendly. This is something we all need to learn more about and get on board with. For more information, please head on over here!
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This broiled barramundi is also Whole30 compliant!
I honestly gave myself a big pat on the back after I tasted this broiled barramundi with citrus salsa. It came out of the oven, all sexy and steamy, and it was really hard for me to wait and let it cool down before adding the salsa.
Boy am I glad I did though. All of the flavors and textures coming together in my mouth were making me swoon. I knew Tim was going to come home late from work that evening and be 1) extremely grateful that I had something prepared and 2) commend me on my efforts- I was confident!
... and I was totally right! He told me that he was very impressed that I was able to make white fish taste this good. I can only take *some* of the credit here, as barramundi is a delicious fish to begin with. However, cooking it to the right temperature and accompanying it with this vibrant citrus salsa just made it better and heightened those naturally delicious flavors even more!
So, what is it that you are waiting for exactly? I already told you this broiled barramundi with citrus salsa is quick and easy to prepare... and I also filled you in on how delicious it is in your mouth. I'm not sure what else I can really say.
Oh, I can let you know that I ate it the next day as leftovers and didn't even bother reheating it. It tastes just as fabulous straight out of the refrigerator. Call me crazy 😉
This post is sponsored by the lovely folks at Australis Barramundi- The Better Fish. Thank you for allowing me to continue creating such incredible content by supporting relationships with incredible brands and companies that The Movement Menu enjoys working with! Opinions will always remain 100% my own!
Broiled Barramundi with Citrus Salsa
- 24 ounces barramundi cut into portions & pat dry - see notes
- 1 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 small oranges peeled, segmented and diced
- 3 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1/4 small red onion finely diced
- Preheat the broiler to high and adjust the oven rack 6 to 8 inches from the heat source. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Mix the oil, salt, pepper, and paprika together in a small bowl and place the fish filets onto the baking sheet.
- Rub the fish filets with the marinade. You can use a brush or your fingers. Make sure they are coated evenly.
- Broil fish for 8 minutes and set aside to lightly cool while preparing the salsa.
- Using a small knife or paring knife, cut orange into segments, and dice.
- Whisk together cilantro, lime juice, garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Stir in pomegranate seeds, onions and oranges.
- Spoon the salsa over the fish and serve.
- Barramundi is a white fish with an incredible meaty and buttery texture to it. It also has an incredibly high amount of omega-3's and hey- why wouldn’t we want to support our brains and cardiovascular health?!
Hi! I’m Monica – recipe developer, matcha addict and lover of all things chocolate, kombucha and any & all puns. I am also the blogger, real food lover, & bonafide hustler behind the blog ‘The Movement Menu.’ I’m so excited to welcome you to my happy space, where my appreciation of creative recipes and healthy & mindful eats come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.
LOVE this recipe! Both my teens eat it too. Making it for company this weekend. Tastes delish, looks so lovely, and pretty darned easy to make. So happy to have this one in my file!
Could this be baked instead of broiled?
Monica Stevens Le says
Fantastic! So yummy and quick to prepare.
My husband said it is restaurant quality even though we did not have any pomegranate seeds so I just used extra orange. Next time we are going to try it with smoked paprika. Thanks!
I’ve made this dish twice and it’s soooooo good!!!! My cuts of fish are really big so I’ve had to leave it in the broiler for a bit longer. Other than that this dish is super easy and yummy to make!
The Movement Menu says
That makes me so happy to hear! I am so glad you enjoyed it.
Is that cauliflower rice in your picture?