Bloesafir Pamanjagau [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Bloesafir Pamanjagau [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


Alternative Names: Asian Seabass, Giant Perch

Monterey Bay Recommendation: Aquacultured Barramundi are a Best Choice. All wild caught sources are currently listed as Avoid.

Uses in Cooking: Very popular in Indian and Thai cuisine. They stand up well to long cooking times such as in curries. They can be grilled, fried, baked, broiled, blackened, or poached.

Similar Fish: Chilean Sea bass, Striped bass, White Seabass

Description: A firm fish with a mild buttery flavor and medium to large flakes. This fish is tame enough that it please the most devout fish haters.

Fun Facts: Barramundi usually begin life as males and then become females after at least one spawning season. Most large specimens are female.