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What is Barramundi Fish? Price per kilogram? Proper Preparation and Meal Ideas

I/ What is Barramundi Fish?

1. Identification of Barramundi Fish:

Barramundi fish is a term used to refer to a variety of different fish species, mainly belonging to the barramundi fish family. They are primarily found in warm and temperate seas, residing both in deep ocean waters and near coastlines.
In general, barramundi fish have elongated, tapering bodies that narrow toward the tail. They have numerous small fins, mostly located on their back and belly. The scales on their bodies are usually small or even absent. The skin of barramundi fish is smooth, thin, often colored silver-gray or dark green, with the back typically being darker than the belly.

2. Nutritional Value of Barramundi Fish:

Barramundi fish from the sea provide a valuable source of nutrients, with Omega-3 being a notable component, supporting the development of cognitive abilities and concentration in the human brain.
By supplementing with an adequate amount of barramundi fish, children can develop a healthy brain, absorb knowledge quickly, and maintain their health. For adults, consuming barramundi fish helps control memory loss and enhances brain function.

Besides promoting cardiovascular health, barramundi fish also offer other benefits such as:

– Supporting blood circulation and maintaining blood flow through a combination of vitamins, Omega-3, DHA, and minerals.
– Regular consumption of barramundi fish helps control cholesterol and triglyceride levels, reducing the risk of stroke.
– Barramundi fish also contains a significant amount of vitamin D and calcium, essential for maintaining bone strength. Adding barramundi fish to your daily diet supports bone development and protects against joint-related issues.

II/ Popular Types of Barramundi Fish

1. Japanese Barramundi:

This fish is often found in the northern Pacific Ocean regions, including the seas of countries like South Korea, Japan, and extending to Mexico. It’s called “swordfish” due to its distinctive shape resembling a sword with a sharp mouth and elongated body.

Swordfish have fatty body structures, mainly concentrated in the belly and beneath the skin. Their skin has two distinct colors, with a grayish-blue hue on the belly and a darker greenish color on the back. There are long blue streaks on both sides of their bodies.

2. Cobia Barramundi:

Cobia barramundi, also known as cobia or black kingfish, is a smaller barramundi fish compared to other family members. They usually measure less than 30cm in length. The cobia barramundi season typically occurs from May to October in the lunar calendar.

Unlike the swordfish, cobia barramundi has a sleeker, flatter body with few scales on its skin. Its flesh is smooth and carries a sweet flavor, making it a high-value fish compared to many others.

3. Speckled Barramundi:

Speckled barramundi is a large-bodied barramundi fish, with mature individuals weighing up to 45kg. Its characteristic feature is the entire body being silver-gray and covered in black spots from head to tail.
Speckled barramundi is commonly found in the Indian Ocean region and nearby seas. Due to its primary distribution area, it’s also known as “Indian barramundi.”

4. Striped Barramundi:

Striped barramundi is easily recognizable by the long black stripes running along its body. Its skin is smooth and lacks protective scales. It also has two prominent fins, one running along the belly and one along the back.
The flesh of striped barramundi is considered firm, fragrant, and rich in essential nutrients. The bone content in its flesh is relatively low, making it suitable for various dishes.

5. Giant Barramundi:

As the name suggests, giant barramundi is the largest of the barramundi fish species. They can reach lengths of up to 2.6 meters and weigh up to approximately 80kg. This impressive size makes giant barramundi economically valuable, especially with its firm, thick, and delicious meat. The flesh of giant barramundi has a natural, sweet, and refreshing taste, providing a unique culinary experience for diners.

6. Barramundi Grouper:

Barramundi grouper has distinctive characteristics within the barramundi fish family. Their elongated oval body shape narrows towards the tail, and they lack scales, with smooth skin and a tail resembling an arrowhead.
Mature barramundi grouper can weigh up to 5kg and reach a length of approximately 0.8m. Female fish tend to be larger than males. The fish’s meat has a sweet aroma and a characteristic richness, making barramundi grouper a popular choice among seafood enthusiasts.

III/ How Much Does Barramundi Fish Cost per Kilogram?

The price of barramundi fish varies depending on several factors. Here are the latest prices for different types of barramundi fish that you can use as a reference:
– Fresh barramundi fish: 230,000 – 250,000 VND per kilogram.
– Sun-dried barramundi fish: 270,000 – 330,000 VND per kilogram.
– Frozen barramundi fish: 220,000 – 240,000 VND per kilogram.

IV/ Proper Barramundi Fish Preparation

When preparing barramundi fish, you can follow these steps:

1. Clean the Fish:

After purchasing the fish, remove the innards and rinse it thoroughly. To eliminate any fishy odor, you can soak the fish in a diluted saltwater solution for about 5 minutes, then rinse it 2-3 times and allow it to drain.

2. Seek Vendor Assistance:

If you want to save time, you can also ask the vendor to clean and slice the fish for you.

3. Odor Removal Tips:

To remove the fishy odor from barramundi fish, you can use various methods, such as:

– Method 1: Soak the fish in a diluted saltwater solution or rice water for about 15 minutes, then rinse with clean water.
– Method 2: Use lime juice or vinegar and massage the fish for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
– Method 3: Rinse the fish with white wine or soak it in diluted wine, then pat it dry with paper towels.
These methods effectively clean and deodorize barramundi fish.

V/ Delicious Barramundi Fish Dishes

1. Barramundi Fish with Tomato Sauce:


– 300g barramundi fish
– 3 tomatoes
– Scallions, garlic, horn pepper, cilantro, Thai basil
– Seasonings: sugar, seasoning powder, salt, chicken stock, tomato sauce


– Season the fish by sprinkling a bit of salt and powdered seasoning evenly over the fish’s surface and let it marinate for about 15 minutes.
– Prepare minced scallions, garlic, and finely chop tomatoes. Cut horn pepper into slices.
– Heat a little cooking oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add the minced scallions and garlic and sauté untilfragrant.
– Add barramundi fish to the pan and fry until it turns golden on both sides.
– Add tomato sauce and stir-fry until the sauce becomes thick and adheres to the fish.
– Add tomatoes and a bit of water. Simmer until the tomatoes become soft and the sauce thickens.
– Season with sugar, salt, seasoning powder, and chicken stock to taste.
– Add slices of horn pepper, Thai basil, and cilantro for garnish.
– Serve with rice.

2. Grilled Barramundi Fish with Lemongrass and Chili:


– 300g barramundi fish
– Lemongrass, chili, garlic, shallots
– Seasonings: sugar, salt, fish sauce


– Clean and gut the fish. Score the skin diagonally on both sides.
– In a mortar and pestle, pound lemongrass, chili, garlic, shallots, sugar, salt, and fish sauce to create a marinade.
– Rub the marinade all over the fish, making sure to get it into the scored skin.
– Grill the fish over charcoal or on a stovetop grill until the skin is crispy and the flesh is cooked through.
– Serve with rice or a side salad.

These are just a few delicious recipes you can try with barramundi fish. Enjoy your culinary adventures with this versatile and nutritious seafood!

VI/ conclusion

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