Recipe: Pan Fried Barramundi with Spicy Mango Salsa

If we took a poll and asked Australians what food best represents summer to them, the chances are that the two heroes of this dish would be high on the list. Juicy, ripe mangoes and fresh seafood are the stuff of family BBQs and celebrations all around Australia. As synonymous with an Australian summer as the sound of cicadas, mangoes and fresh seafood evoke memories of fun, relaxed times enjoying the best of our beautiful country.

 This recipe is from Woolworths.  


  • 4 Etty Bay barramundi fillets, skin on
  • 2 large mangoes, peeled, diced
  • 1 avocado, deseeded, finely diced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 bunch coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 long red chillies, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 3 lime, 2 juiced, 1 cut into wedges
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil


  1. Pat fish skin dry with paper towels, then season with salt.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook fish, in 2 batches, skin-side down, for 6 minutes or until skin is golden and crispy. Turn and cook for a further 7 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate, cover and rest for 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine mango, avocado, onion, coriander, chilli and lime juice in a bowl, then season. Divide salsa among plates, top with extra coriander and serve with fish and extra lime.
Barramundi with mango salsa
The simplicity of this month’s recipe is perfect - no slaving away at a hot stove for longer than a few minutes - and best of all, it packs a mighty flavour punch and is super healthy. Utilising one of Australia’s favourite fish, Barramundi, it will be a firm favourite for the whole family.
Here at Dawson’s Oysters, we stock Australian Saltwater Barramundi from Etty Bay, QLD. Infinity Blue's North Queensland farm is located between two World Heritage listed environments – the Great Barrier Reef, and the Wooroonooran Rainforest. The pure saltwaters of the reef infuse these magnificent fish wish award winning flavour.
Barramundi is a restaurant classic that features on all good seafood restaurant menus, is full of omega 3 fatty acids for your immune system and mental health, selenium, zinc, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, vitamin A and vitamin D, it’s low in fat and sodium and Etty Bay Barramundi uses no antibiotics or hormones.
The other hero of this dish, mango, provides three times your daily requirements of vitamin A and C as well as the antioxidant beta-carotene and is a rich source of fibre and potassium.
Fresh mango
This recipe can be prepared on your stove top or just as easily on the BBQ. For a Mexican twist, add black beans to the salsa and serve with corn tortillas – yum!.


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