Recipe Spotlight: Responsible Choice Barramundi with Lemon Basil Sauce

This recipe features the favorite flavor combination of lemon and basil, with Responsible Choice barramundi as the headliner. It’s simple, refreshing and filling.


Responsible Choice Barramundi with Lemon-Basil Sauce

Serves 4

All you need:

  • 4 Responsible Choice barramundi fillets, skin on
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp white flour
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 to 3 tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

All you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Season fish with lemon pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook fillets for 3 to 4 minutes with skin side up in olive oil. Flip over and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, depending on thickness, until flaky and opaque. Transfer the fish to each of 4 plates and keep warm. Return pan back to the stove.
  3. Place the butter and garlic in the pan and cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes, until garlic is fragrant. Add flour; mix until all incorporated. Add lemon juice, white wine and basil and cook until slightly thickened. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spoon lemon-basil sauce over fish before serving.

Author: Stacey Wertzberger

My name is Stacey Wertzberger and I am the chef at Hy-Vee’s Fleur Drive store in Des Moines. I am a 2004 graduate of Iowa State University, where I received a degree in hotel and restaurant management. I worked for six years as a sous chef at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Des Moines before joining Hy-Vee six years ago. I worked first as catering manager and then became the chef at the Fleur store in late 2012. What I love most about my job is being able to help people understand they can cook healthy meals without sacrificing flavor. I like helping people make memories in the kitchen. Most of my fondest memories are around the kitchen and food, and I like helping people understand that it’s not hard to make a gourmet meal that people will remember.