barramundi sliders with honey and lemon saffron aioli

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So, can one have a crush on a frozen fish?

Wait. That came out wrong.

Let’s try it again.

Can one have a crush on a frozen fish called Barramandui that comes from the Southeast Pacific waters? Much sexier, right? I’m happy to report that Barramandi and I are still going strong. Our  courtship first started back in February when I made these Spiced Barramandui Tacos with Spanish Rice, and I knew I was smitten.

barramundi sliders with honey and lemon saffron aioli

So, I’m back again with another recipe using this healthy, sustainable firmer white fish that you can find at your local Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and other retailers. What I love about Barramandui is that it’s light, high in protein, low in calories, and drama free.

To be honest, I was waiting for the frozen appeal to wear off. But let me tell you, this frozen fish is the real-deal-holy-seal in term of freshness. When I whipped up these sliders the other day, I immediately felt the fresh ocean breeze on my face and could hear some guy in the distance say, “Pina Colada, ma’am?” Better make it two, sir.

barramundi sliders with honey and lemon saffron aioli

If you need an immediate spring break with fish that won’t let you down, you need to make these sliders and then sail off into the sunset.

Looking for more recipes using this fantastic fish? Make sure and check out this round-up!

Bon Appetit!

***This post was sponsored via the NoshOn.IT Publisher Partner Program a leading barramundi producer. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.***

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Barramandui Sliders with Honey and Lemon Saffron Aioli

Yield: makes about 6 sliders

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

for the fish:
2 {6-8 ounces each} Barramundi Fillets, thawed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons honey
Arugula
6 brioche slider buns
salt and pepper to taste

for the lemon saffron aioli:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Couple of strands of saffron
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

for the fish:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place fish on baking sheet. Drizzle tops with olive olive, salt, pepper and a teaspoon of honey on each fillet. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Spread aioli on top and bottom of the brioche buns. Place some of the fish on the bottom bun and top with arugula. Complete process until all the fish has been used. Serve immediately.

for the lemon saffron aioli:
In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Place bowl in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.

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31 Responses to “barramundi sliders with honey and lemon saffron aioli”

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    Julia — March 5, 2014 at 13:59

    These sliders are alllll sorts of up my alley! LOVE sustainably raised animal protein – LOVE it! And anything and all things seafood are just amazing in my book. Dying to try these sliders with your delicioso honey-lemon-saffron aioli! YUM!

    • Lauren replied: — March 5th, 2014 @ 15:27

      Thanks, Julia!! xoxo

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    Jenna — March 5, 2014 at 14:06

    These are so pretty and looked like they are full of flavor! Going on next weeks meal plan for sure!

    • Lauren replied: — March 5th, 2014 @ 15:28

      Thanks, Jenna! Definitely a new fav!

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    Ali @ Inspiralized — March 5, 2014 at 14:06

    I totally have to try this! Looks so delicious – where can I find that stuff???

    • Lauren replied: — March 5th, 2014 @ 15:28

      You can find the fish at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods freezer section!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — March 5, 2014 at 14:49

    I’m all over barramundi! Love these sliders and that tasty aioli!

    • Lauren replied: — March 5th, 2014 @ 15:28

      Dude, barramundi is the best!! Thanks, Kelli!

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    Geri Wurth — March 5, 2014 at 14:54

    I can attest that Barramundi is yummy! I grilled it with breadcrumbs and butter and it was yummy!

    Love the idea of it with the lemon aioli!

    Geri

    • Lauren replied: — March 5th, 2014 @ 15:29

      Thanks, Mom! xoxo

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — March 5, 2014 at 14:56

    These look positively scrumptious! Makes me want to visit the beach ASAP!

    • Lauren replied: — March 5th, 2014 @ 15:29

      I know! Summer temps can’t come soon enough! Thanks, Nicole!

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    cassie — March 5, 2014 at 16:10

    I have some barramundi in my freezer right now. Love these sliders!

    • Lauren replied: — March 6th, 2014 @ 04:12

      Cassie, you totally should make these!! :)

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — March 5, 2014 at 16:33

    I still haven’t tried barramundi and I think its time to change that.

    • Lauren replied: — March 6th, 2014 @ 04:14

      DEWWWWWW IT! :)

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — March 6, 2014 at 01:19

    I was just telling Vijay I can’t find this around here!!! So sad. We need a TJ’s!! In the meantime, I am drooling!

    • Lauren replied: — March 6th, 2014 @ 04:15

      They have it at Whole Foods! It’s a little different packaging, but still tastes great!

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    Joanne — March 6, 2014 at 01:24

    I think it’s totally reasonable to have a crush on a fish. But…I have a secret love affair with peanut butter, so what do I know?

    These sliders are so fun!!

    • Lauren replied: — March 6th, 2014 @ 04:20

      LOL! I wonder what fish and peanut butter would taste like together? :)

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — March 6, 2014 at 04:01

    Um, if these transport me to a tropical island, I’m totally on board. Oh wait, I’m already on board.

    YUMMMMM!

    • Lauren replied: — March 6th, 2014 @ 14:31

      LOL! Thanks, Laura!

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    Tieghan — March 6, 2014 at 04:19

    I am so on board with these!! Wishing there was a TJ up here in summit!!

    • Lauren replied: — March 6th, 2014 @ 14:32

      Tieghan, you can actually get the fish at Whole Foods. Is one opening up there? :)

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    Stephanie — March 6, 2014 at 04:47

    I want to eat the crap out of these sliders! Also, can I put this aioli on everything?

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    Erika — March 6, 2014 at 15:16

    Oh my.. that Lemon Saffron aioli should replace mayo on all my sandwiches from now on… Love it!!

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    Aggie — March 6, 2014 at 21:12

    Yum!! Love barramundi, found it once at Costco but it disappeared. These sliders look delicious.

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    Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch — March 6, 2014 at 22:02

    Oh my goodness these look fabulous! I love any excuse to have fish for dinner. I’ll have to keep my eyes out for barramundi! Pinned these babies for later!

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    Meredith — March 6, 2014 at 22:50

    Amazingly delicious!

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