Hook, line and sinker. You'll be sold on this easy and healthy hummus and breadcrumb-crusted baked fish recipe at first bite. 200 calories and 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
If you caught my recipe for Asian-Style Fish & Bok Choy in Foil last month, you'll understand why I've been bitten by the Barramundi bug.
If you don't know what the heck I'm talking about, let me give you the 10-second run-down. And then I have to talk to you about the fish and hummus friendship because it deserves a day of celebration to itself.
Barramundi is a firm, slightly sweet, sustainable white fish that is popular in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. It has been dubbed “The Sustainable Sea Bass” because of its slightly buttery texture.
And the health benefits? Barramundi is low in calories and saturated fat, chock-a-block full of omega-3 fatty acids (the good stuff), and devoid of any hormones, colorants, mercury and PCBs. Not too shabby!
Oh yeah, and my family loves the taste of it. It's a win-win all around.
Now, let's get back to the "hummus crusted" part of the recipe. It's kind of magical in a foolproof kind of way, and I'm wondering why it took me this long to try it.
In this recipe, I mixed plain hummus with some fresh dill, but feel free to use any flavored hummus that you enjoy...roasted red pepper, roasted garlic, curry hummus...I'm pretty sure even hummus mixed with old shoe would taste good in this recipe.
Smear the hummus on top of the fish and top it with panko breadcrumbs for a fantastic golden brown crunch.
Hook, line and sinker. I'm sold.
So, where do you find Barramundi? It’s sold frozen at many retailers, including Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Safeway.
Other healthy fish recipes:
Cookin' Canuck's Broiled Rosemary Honey Salmon
Cookin' Canuck's Fisherman's Soup with Tilapia, Shrimp, Tomatoes & Capers
Climbing Grier Mountain's Barramundi Sliders with Honey & Lemon Saffron Aioli
Laughing Spatula's 30 Minute Mediterranean Fish Skillet
Hummus-Crusted Baked Fish Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat the foil with cooking spray.
- Place the Barramundi filets on the foil and squeeze the lemon over top. Season with the salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, stir together the hummus and dill. Spread evenly on the fish.
- In another bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle evenly over the hummus.
- Bake until the fish is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Serve.
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