On Good Friday, I got a little zealous in my purchases and came home with barramundi fillets and prawns. I must admit that I wouldn’t normally come home with this much for Good Friday, but never shop with my husband as he always has eyes bigger then his belly. After a coffee and some hot crossed buns from knead patisserie at the Belconnen Markets – the perfect way to start a Good Friday – we made our way home to prepare our house for sale.
And after a long days working around the house, I didn’t really feel like putting a lavish spread upon the table. So I whipped up some garlic prawns to be eaten with the amazing sourdough from knead patisserie and saved the barramundi fillets for the next night.
I didn’t really have a plan for what I was going to do with the barramundi fillets, so I jumped online for inspiration. I headed over to Sammie from The Annoyed Thyroid and searched if she had any barramundi recipes. She did – quite a few in fact.
I proceeded to read through them all and thought that I would take inspiration from her Slow cooker chorizo, potato and barramundi one pot. I didn’t have any chorizo, but I thought that I could add garlic and lemon to add flavour to my dish – and seeing as I don’t have a slow cooker I just did this in the oven.
- 450g baby potatoes, thinly sliced
- 2 x 200g barramundi fillets
- 125g cherry tomatoes, halved
- 20g bunch parsley, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, sliced
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 lemon, sliced
- salt and pepper
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
- Drizzle the olive oil into a baking tray and then layer your thinly sliced potatoes. Top with cherry tomatoes, parsley and garlic. Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Season the fish well and then place on top of the potatoes. Layer slices of lemon on top of the fish and then return to the oven for another 15 minutes or until the fish has turned white and flakes easily when prodded.
- Scatter the whole dish with a little more parsley or fried capers.
What do you traditionally do for Good Friday? Are you a big fish eater? How do you normally cook your fish? If you choose to whip up one of my recipes , then I would love for you to share it on social media, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #goodfoodweek.