A uniquely Australian recipe for cured Barramundi fillets that incorporates a variety of native seasonings like Alpine peppercorns and lemon myrtle.


  • 4 baby barramundi fillets, skinless

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup salt (common table salt is fine here)

  • 2 teaspoons

  • Alpine Pepper (*Please see notes)

  • 250g rainforest herb linguini

  • ½ tablespoon butter

  • 2 red capsicums roasted and peeled

  • 100g snow peas

  • 100g English spinach or warrigal greens

  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Myrtle (*Please see notes)


  • 1.

    Combine the salt and sugar.

  • 2.

    In a deep tray, spread about a third of the mix, place the fillets on top and pack with the remaining cure mix.

  • 3.

    Leave for 2 hours at room temperature or chill for 24 hours.

  • 4.

    When the barramundi flesh has firmed up and lightened in colour, rinse it in fresh water, drain and dry thoroughly on paper toweling.

  • 5.

    Slice into thin pieces cutting across the fillets at an angle of 30°.

  • 6.

    Prepare the pasta in salted boiling water for 11 minutes or until al denté, drain and add a dash of olive oil (Australian, of course).

  • 7.

    Top and tail the snow peas removing the string from the edges.

  • 8.

    Blanch the snow peas and warrigal greens and refresh in iced water then drain.

  • 9.

    Slice the capsicums into thin strips.

  • 10.

    Heat up a wok add a little oil and a nob of butter, toss the pasta until golden then add the snow peas, greens and capsicums, dish up the 4 serves.

  • 11.

    To the hot pan, add the barralax slices, toss for about 1 minute; sprinkle with Lemon Myrtle and serve on top of the rainforest herb linguini.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 560kj
  • Fat Total 5g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 25g
  • Carbohydrate 104g
  • Sugar 55g
  • Sodium 701mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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