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Barramundi in a Paper Bag with Italian Freekeh

This recipe is from episode 22 of Good Chef Bad Chef series 3.


  • 2 100g barramundi fillets

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 cup cracked freekeh, cooked to al dente

  • 1 pink shallot, finely diced

  • Seasoning

  • 2 tsp capers

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • 1-2 garlic clove, crushed

  • 2 tsp olive oil, lemon infused


  • 1.

    Prepare two pieces of wax paper that will fit around each fillet with extra paper to fold.

  • 2.

    In a bowl, mix the freekeh with the shallot and season.

  • 3.

    On the wax paper lay a few pieces of sliced lemon then top with half the freekeh on each piece.

  • 4.

    Top with the fish then the capers, tomato and garlic.

  • 5.


  • 6.

    Seal the bag and put on the barbie or in the oven to bake.

  • 7.

    Cook for about 7 minutes.

  • 8.

    To serve drizzle with lemon infused oil.

  • 9.

    Serve in the open bag with parsley sprigs and lemon wedges.

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Posted by Julie455Report
where in the north beaches Sydney can you get freekeh? I have looked in a lot of places. Can you use cracked wheat instead