Barramundi with Lemon Basil Sauce


  • 4 - 8 ounce fillets barramundi Asian sea bass
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or as needed
  • Crumb Topping:
  • 1 cup dried bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon seafood seasoning such as Old Bay®
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 pinch dried thyme
  • Lemon-Butter-Basil Sauce:
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Brush fish with olive oil.
  • Mix bread crumbs, seafood seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon zest, and thyme together in a bowl. Press fish in bread crumb mixture to coat all sides. Arrange coated fish on a baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Flip fish and continue baking until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes more.
  • Stir butter, lemon juice, white wine, and basil together in a bowl; drizzle over cooked fish.


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