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Spanish-Style Baked Barramundi |

Spanish Style Baked Barramundi

Flavorful white fish seasoned with Spanish paprika and baked between layers of bell pepper, onions, olives, and fresh herbs.

  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 1x


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for serving
  • 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, cut into thin rounds and separated into rings
  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/2 cup Spanish olives with pimentos, sliced
  • 2 (6-ounce) Australis Barramundi filets, thawed, cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish paprika (dulce or smoked)
  • 68 sprigs each: fresh oregano and thyme
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh lemon wedges, for serving
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Roasted potatoes, for serving on the side
  • Baby arugula or other tender leafy green, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Use a little of the olive oil to lightly grease the inside of a 3 quart casserole pan.
  2. Arrange half of the bell peppers, onions, garlic, and olives on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  3. Season both sides of the barramundi filets with the paprika and a good pinch each sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place on top of the veggies and olives. Arrange half of the herb sprigs on top.
  4. Place the remaining peppers, onions, garlic, and olives over the top of the fish. Season with a little more salt and pepper. Add the remaining herb sprigs. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the top. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Place in oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until fish is cooked through and veggies are tender.
  5. Let cool slightly and serve with fresh greens, roasted potatoes, and garnish with lemon wedges and fresh parsley. Add an extra drizzle of olive oil, if desired.


You can double the amount of the fish, if needed, depending on personal preference/appetite. Use the same amount of peppers and onions, and doubling the amount of herbs and paprika. Simply create an extra layer of fish and veggies and increase baking time by about 10-15 minutes.

  • Author: Lindsey Johnson
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Spanish