Grilled Barramundi Skewers

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 10 min.
Red pepper flakes bring a bit of heat to these hearty fish skewers.


  • 4 barramundi fillets
  • 2 bell peppers- red, yellow or green, as desired (cut into large chunks)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried red pepper flake
  • bamboo skewers (soaked in warm water for about 1/2 hour)


  • Combine all ingredients except for fish and peppers in a bowl and let stand at room temperature while preparing the skewers.
  • Rinse fillets and pat dry with a paper towel. Slice fish into strips about 1 inch wide and the full width of the fillet.
  • Skewer one piece of fish in two places to securely hold it on each skewer (the skin is very tough when it's raw and you may need a small knife to start each hole.) Place a couple pieces of pepper on each skewer, too.
  • When all the skewers are complete, lay them on a plate or platter and spoon the oil marinade over them. For more flavor, cover and refrigerate for half an hour. Just before grilling, spoon any remaining marinade over the fish one more time.
  • Place on a hot grill and cook for two minutes. Turn and cook one or two more minutes. Avoid flames as they will burn the bamboo skewers.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 383
  Calories from Fat 264 (69%)
(46%)Total Fat 30g
(22%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
(18%)Cholesterol 53mg
(14%)Sodium 325mg
(13%)Potassium 466mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(49%)Protein 24g
* 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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