Thai Steamed Barramundi with Lime Sauce

For those looking for a meal to be cooked within 15 minutes, this is it!

This dish tastes awesome, not to mention that it’s quick and easy to make too. The use of this hot & sour sauce really kicked up our appetite, and once you’re done with your first mouthful you really don’t want to stop. Pair this with the intense sweetness and natural juices from the barramundi tail cut (we reccommend the tail cut even for steaming), we added hot sizzling peanut oil to even out the spice from the lime and garlic.

So we repeat – this is a dish that everyone can whip up at home in no time, get cooking!

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Check out their barramundi fish here:-

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  • Servings: 1

  • Time: 15 min

  • Skill: Easy


  1. Main:

  2. 200g barramundi tail cut

  3. pinch of salt

  4. Sauce:

  5. 5 tbsp lime juice

  6. 2 red chilli padis

  7. 2 green chilli padis

  8. 2 tbsp minced garlic

  9. 3 tbsp palm sugar syrup

  10. 2 tbsp fish sauce

  11. 5g coriander leaves

  12. Topping:

  13. 2 tbsp peanut oil (heated)


  1. For the sauce mix all 4 chili padis (chopped), 2 tbsp minced garlic, 5 tbsp lime juice, 3 tbsp palm sugar syrup, 2 tbsp fish sauce

  2. Set aside

  3. Steam 200g barramundi tail cut for 8-9 mins

  4. Add 5g coriander leaves to sauce mixture

  5. Remove fish from steamer and let it rest for 1-2 mins

  6. Spoon sauce mixture over fish

  7. To serve, heat up 2 tbsp peanut oil in a pan and drizzle it over the fish