1. Every morning I send my friends the latest. The skin glistened appealingly and I grabbed the camera. Open the foil carefully and fold back the sides so you can see the whole fish. Wrap the foil around the fish sealing all sides. METHOD. Ingredients 1 tsp yellow mustard seeds 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar 2 tbs white sugar 1/2 bunch dill 2 small fennel bulbs 1 small red onion 2 tbs olive oil 2 whole barramundi 1 lemon, sliced Serve hot, 1 parcel per person, with vegetables. Bake in oven at 180°C for 30-40min. I snapped a few pictures and then we ate it. 500g par-boiled or steamed potatoes of your choice, sliced, 3-4 medium carrots, peeled, sliced and blanched, 1 bunch flat leaf Italian parsley, picked, 4 whole baby barramundi or whole snapper (300g-400g each), Picnic recipes that celebrate the long-weekend, Coles to sell $90 dupe of $700 KitchenAid stand mixer. So tell me Dear Reader, do you eat fish very often? Serves: 2 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 bay leaf 500g (approx) barramundi Waste Not: Salmon Belly Wholegrain Rice Pot That Is Also Good For You! Step 3 - With 5 minutes to go, brush the fish with some more of the sauce and now brush the asparagus with some sauce too. Drizzle with olive oil, dot with butter, season and wrap into a parcel. Fill the cavity with the herbs and chilli leaving a little to sprinkle on top at the end. She now lives in Singapore where lamb "costs a bomb" so I decided that I wanted to send her a thank you present by sending her meat. Not that meat is that much better but it had a longer life as it was cryovacced whereas a whole fish generally isn't. Line a baking tray with parchment. You see this is an absolutely accidental recipe. "Why don't you send flowers?" Sprinkle herbs along centre of each sheet, top a few dobs of butter, drizzle with olive oil and season lightly. Ahoy! Follow Not Quite Nigella on Email, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Facebook. Place a piece of foil and baking paper down for each fish. https://www.notquitenigella.com/2014/11/14/whole-barramundi-recipe Break the woody ends off the asparagus by breaking them near the base - they will naturally snap at the right spot. If I could send anyone a fresh barramundi I would for this recipe. Step 2 - Mix the oyster sauce, sweet chilli sauce, oil and fish sauce. Bake everything for 15 minutes. 40g pitted kalamata or whole Ligurian olives. Do you like eating whole fish or do you prefer fillets? Pour over the fish. Place vegetables on a large double sheet of cooking foil and baking paper (paper should be on the foil). A dear friend of mine Gaynor recently did me an enormous favour. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Preheat barbecue to a medium heat. Brush this on both sides of the fish generously. You don't necessarily want fish being delivered to an office environment. 2 tablespoons flat-leaf (Italian) parsley leaves, finely chopped. Place the whole fish on the lemon base, top fish with more lemon slices. Transfer to barbecue and cook 12-15 minutes, turning once. Cook fish parcel 6-8 minutes each side, about 15 minutes cooking time total. Dot with butter, season and top with more herbs and olive oil. She didn't have to but she went out of her way to assist me and I was so grateful for it. He remarked that at least she hadn't mentioned fish and I concurred. Top with 4-5 lemon slices. It's the Chinese genes (although I'm not saying that this is only restricted to Chinese people) but Chinese kids have definitely been taught never to turn up at someone's house empty handed - oh the horror and the gossip! Roughly chop and combine all herbs. Splash of red wine vinegar. Bake for an additional 5 minutes. You can make rice or salad if you want while it is baking. Splash each fish with about ¼ cup white wine, if using. The sauces and oil had combined to create a deliciously flavoursome seasoning for the fish and the fresh herbs stuffed in the cavity added freshness and aroma. Step 1 - Preheat oven to 200C/400F. We ate this with rice, what would you pair this with? Property News: How to transform your home without renovating - domain.com.au. I knew that I could steam it but to be honest the idea of pulling out the steamer from the depths of my cupboard was just too much for the end of an exhausting weekend. Watch the brand new documentary Citizen Bio now on Stan. Can also be cooked on top of a barbecue. Home Made Crunchy Katsu Fish Fingers, Sunshine And Sardines with Tomato, Chilli & Garlic, Chilli Sardines & How To Fillet Fresh Sardines, 1 whole barramundi, cleaned (mine was about 800g, you can also use snapper), 1 red chilli (large if you want it less spicy or small if you want it hot), 1.5 tablespoons oil (garlic flavoured olive oil if you have it) plus a little extra to drizzle over the asparagus. If we meet up, I'll try (but not always succeed) in making you something and if you have extended a kindness, I want to give you something in return. Transfer to barbecue and cook 12-15 minutes, turning once. I had intended to just buy pippies for dinner but then the barramundi caught my eye a the fish market. So I switched the oven on, grabbed some Thai basil and coriander and just made a sauce out of oil, oyster, fish and sweet chilli sauce not expecting much at all. Share your creations by tagging @notquitenigella on Instagram with the hashtag #notquitenigella. Place next to the fish and drizzle with a bit of oil. Roughly chop the herbs and slice the chillies - dice them finely if they're the small, hot chillies as you don't people getting a large piece of hot chilli. But if you are looking for a really simple 30 minute dinner, and that's a genuine 30 minutes (actually more 25 minutes), please give this recipe a try! A couple of months ago, Gaynor made a comment on my lamb shank curry recipe that said that she missed eating lamb. Mr NQN asked and I could see his look said, "like a NORMAL person does..." but I had lamb on the brain. In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, sesame oil and a twist of black pepper. Drizzle with olive oil, dot with butter, season and wrap into a parcel. Fishing For Compliments: Tom Yum Baked Rainbow Trout! Wrap each fish into a parcel and transfer to barbecue. But I was wrong, I got the first hint that it might be good when it came out of the oven. For those of you that dislike eating whole fish it works just well with fillets (you'll need less time in the oven) but a barramundi is a fairly good fish to eat whole as the middle bone separates easily.