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Nutrition Facts

Calories 431
  Calories from Fat 221 (51%)
(39%)Total Fat 25g
(40%)Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(13%)Cholesterol 38mg
(25%)Sodium 608mg
(10%)Potassium 349mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
(22%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(35%)Protein 18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Barramundi Fish Taco


  • 4 Barramundi fillets (cut into 1-inch cubes)

  • 2 Tbs chile powder

  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

  • 1 medium yellow onion (cut into medium slices)

  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)

  • 2 jalapeño peppers (cut into medium slices)

  • 2 Tbs peanut oil

  • 2 Tbs olive oil

  • 8-12 yellow corn tortillas (peanut oil as needed for tortillas)

  • 1 cup monterey jack and/or mild cheddar cheese (grated)

Jalapeño peppers, chile powder, and cumin are the secret to these spicy fish tacos.


  • Sear veggies using half the oil in a heavy skillet over medium-hi heat for about 4 minutes (softened but not wilted). Remove from pan.
  • Add remainder of oil to pan and add fish, skin side down. Cook about 2 minutes. Add spices and stir fish once with a spatula, trying not to break it too much. Cook one additional minute.
  • Add veggies to the fish, gently mix and remove from heat.
  • In a clean pan over low heat put a few drops of oil, add a tortilla and gently move around with fingers, flip and repeat, until warmed and softened. About 1 minute. Stack warmed tortillas on a plate and cover with clean dish towel to keep warm.
  • Serve at once. Allow diners to spoon fish into tacos and add cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, etc., as desired. Eat with hands.

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