Summer is just around the corner, and as the weather changes so too do our palates. It’s time to say goodbye to heavy, rich Sunday roasts (no matter how much we love them), and hello to lighter fare.
When the weather is warm, you don’t want something to weigh you down – and bonus points if it’s healthy too. Gotta keep that summer body in mind!
And while you may know that barramundi is a delicious summertime meal option, you may not know the plethora of reasons why it’s so perfect in summertime.
Read on to find out what makes barramundi the fish you’ll want to eat all summer long.
Barramundi Is Good for You
Of course, healthy eating is important all year round. But no matter how much you know it’s important to eat well, winter makes it easy to ignore. If you gain a few extra kgs, a baggy sweater will cover it up. Right?
Not so in the summertime! Once bikini season hits, many people tend to get back into healthy eating, in order to look and feel better throughout the more active season.
Barramundi is a great healthy option to reach for when you’re feeling more health-conscious, as it’s naturally high in protein and low in fat. For a low carb dinner, nothing beats grilled barramundi cutlets served alongside an array of seasonal steamed veggies.
One serving of barramundi packs a whopping 20 grams of protein, for only 108 calories and 8 grams of fat.
Barramundi Has a Lovely Light Taste
Rich foods and warm weather just don’t pair.
When it’s hot outside, all you want is light, fresh-tasting foods that will leave you feeling satisfied regardless. Barramundi does just that, simultaneously being light and substantial.
The meaty texture makes for a satisfying main course, while the mild flavour makes it easy to enjoy with other summery flavours. Lemon, tomato, greens, and cauliflower are just a few of the seasonal veggies that pair perfectly with barramundi.
Barramundi Is Versatile
Summer is a season of entertaining. With Christmas, New Year’s, and plenty of outdoor gatherings to account for, odds are you’ll be cooking for more than just your family in the coming months.
With larger groups, though, that means more dietary preferences to cater to. Anyone know a few picky eaters?
Thanks to its light taste, though, barramundi is generally appealing, and can be prepared in a variety of ways to please everyone from the gourmands to the kids. Whether you barbecue the whole fish, create a dip with it, or make it into a universally-appealing crispy burger, you’ll be sure to find a way that suits the tastes of your guests.
To ensure that your Barramundi is sustainably farmed in Australia, don’t forget to ask for Aussie barra when shopping at your local supermarket.
Now that you know why you should consider barramundi your new favourite summertime fish, it’s time to learn how to cook it! Re-watch our FREE virtual masterclass with Chef Matt Stone to learn how to make the most delicious barra burger you’ve ever tried.
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