Barramundi Veracruzana Recipe

Barramundi is a real stand-out when it comes to health, taste, and versatility. Also known as Asian sea bass, sustainable sea bass, or giant perch, barramundi is a thick, white, flaky fish with a mild taste and low in fat while still high in omega-3s.

Serves: Four 4-ounce



Preheat oven to 375° F. In a small bowl, mix together lime juice, oregano, salt, and pepper. Place fillets in a greased baking pan and pour lime juice mix over fish; set aside.

Heat olive oil in a skillet; add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic and tomatoes; cook until tender. Add olives, capers, brown sugar, bay leaves, cinnamon, jalapenos, and cloves; simmer for 10 minutes.

While sauce simmers, place fish in oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove sauce from the heat and pour over fish; remove bay leaves. Bake fish for another 10 minutes, until fish flakes when pulled with a fork. Top with sprigs of fresh thyme.

Nutrition information per serving (fish and sauce): 230 calories, 10 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 45 mg cholesterol, 520 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 25 g protein.

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