Roasted Barramundi with Asparagus Gremolata

Barramundi (aka Asian sea bass) is a mild white fish with a flaky texture and a respectable amount of omega-3s (667 mg per 4-oz. serving compared to 147 mg for mahi-mahi and 1,127 mg for wild salmon). Farmed barramundi is rated a Best Choice by Seafood Watch. You can substitute mahi-mahi in this recipe. Serve up this easy dinner with some roasted new potatoes. They'll need to cook for 20 to 25 minutes. Start them on the bottom rack of the oven while you prep this healthy recipe and then cook the fish and asparagus on the middle rack when you're ready.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 pound barramundi or mahi-mahi, skinned and cut into 4 portions

  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest

  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice, divided

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 large clove garlic, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Thinly slice 1/2 cup asparagus and set aside. Toss the remaining asparagus in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Spread on the prepared baking sheet. Place fish on top of the asparagus. Drizzle the fish with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil and season with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Roast until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 6 to 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine the reserved asparagus with lemon zest, parsley, garlic and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in the bowl. Serve the gremolata on top of the fish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
16g Fat
5g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 piece of fish, 3/4 cup asparagus & 3 Tbsp. gremolata
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g 50%
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Vitamin A 1224IU 24%
Vitamin C 24mg 27%
Folate 46mcg 12%
Sodium 337mg 15%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 14mg 3%
Potassium 190mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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