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Poached Barramundi with Steamed Greens
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Poached Barramundi Recipe with Greens

This simple 15 Minute Poached Barramundi recipe is a tasty and nutritious idea for a weeknight meal. Served with greens, steamed over the poaching fish, it almost makes for a one pot meal too. Low fat, gluten-free and dairy free. Oh, and fishy-smell-free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 2


For the Masterstock:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup Stock Merchant's Sustainable Crab Stock or vegetable or fish stock
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

For the Steamed Greens:

  • 4 broccolini stems
  • 8 snow peas trimmed
  • a handful of green beans trimmed

For the Poached Fish:

  • 2 Barramundi fillets skin off - try to find a thicker cut, not tail cut, 150g / 5oz

To serve:

  • a few coriander leaves
  • chilli flakes optional


To make the Masterstock:

  • Place all Masterstock ingredients in a saucepan large enough to hold your fish fillets inside and steamer basket on top of it later. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

In the meantime, prepare your Greens for steaming:

  • Slice beans and snow peas in half then again in half lengthways. Trim broccolini stems by about 1/2 an inch. Cut in half across.

To Poach the Fish and Steam your Greens:

  • Once the stock has come up to the boil, reduce heat to a simmer and gently place barramundi fillets in the stock.
  • Place greens in a steamer basket and place on top of the pan. Cover with a lid and allow both to cook for about 8 minutes.

To serve:

  • Divide steamed greens between serving bowls. Gently lift the fish out of the stock and place on top of the greens - the fish will be very tender, you might need a long spatula to do this.
  • Pour stock over the dish and dress with some coriander leaves. (Spirnkle with chilli, if using). Serve warm.
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