Barramundi With Lemon Basil Sauce


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


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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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.