BAKED WHOLE BABY BARRAMUNDI, OYSTER SAUCE, GARLIC, GINGER & SPRING ONION

Recipe by Chef Dennis Leslie

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 Whole barramundi,Scaled and scored a couple of times on each side
1 Clove Garlic, Thinly sliced
2 Spring Onion,Finely Sliced
1 Thumb of Ginger, Finely cut into small match stick size
1 Large Red Chilli, De-seeded and finely sliced
2 Shallots, Peeled and sliced
1 Bunch Coriander w roots, Pick the leaves and set aside, wash the roots and stems
1 Bunch Mint, Leaves Picked
½ cup Oyster Sauce
1 cup Peanut Oil
Ground White Pepper
Sea Salt

Method

  1. Rip off enough tin foil to fully cover each fish and place flat on the bench.  Rip off some baking paper slightly smaller than the foil so it fits in the foil when wrapped.
  2. Place the fish in the middle of the paper.  Season the inside with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the sliced shallots in the cavity along with the coriander roots.
  4. Rub the oyster sauce all over fish including the underside.
  5. Wrap the fish up, making sure there are no gaps in the foil.  Allow some space so the parcel can fill up with steam when cooking.
  6. Allow to sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius or similar temperature in the Webber for abut 35 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile mix the aromatics in a bowl, spring onion, garlic, ginger and red chilli.
  9. Heat the peanut oil until it starts to smoke slightly or approximately 210 degrees Celsius.
  10. When the fish is ready, take out of the packet and onto a platter.
  11. Place the aromatics on top as even and as thin a layer as possible.
  12. Slowly spoon the hot oil on the aromatics until it starts to crackle and cook slightly and give off some nice aromas.
  13. Garnish with the picked coriander and mint and serve with steamed Jasmine rice.
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