Barramundi and Bean Curry for One

By October 28, 2022Mains, Seafood
A very tasty plate full of curry flavoured fish bites, stir fried with green bean buttons , served with cooked rice and sprinkled with freshly chopped coriander and garnished with sprig of coriander and red chilli with a wedge of lime.

A healthy option from the CSIRO diet. This dish is so tasty and has been adapted for one Enjoy!



Prep time

10 Minutes

Cooking time

8-10 Minutes


  • ½ tablespoon of thinly sliced red chilli
  • ½ tablespoon finely chopped lemongrass,
  • 1 finely sliced green shallot, white part only
  • ½ teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger 
  • 1-2 tablespoons of chopped coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon shrimp paste *see note below
  • 1 finely sliced small kaffir lime leaf
  • 1 teaspoon oil plus 1 teaspoon extra for frying
  • 1 x (150g) Barramundi fillet, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons chicken or vegetable stock
  • Splash fish sauce
  • 5 beans, cut into 5cm lengths
  • Garnish *optional
  • Sprig of Coriander, red chilli, wedge lime
  • Cooked rice


  • Make curry paste: Place chilli, lemongrass, shallot, garlic, ginger, coriander, shrimp paste, kaffir lime and oil in a mortar and pestle and grind to a fine paste.
  • Add the paste and fish pieces to a bowl and gently toss to coat
  • Heat extra oil over medium heat, in a non-stick frying pan or wok. Add fish pieces and remaining juices to the bowl, cook for 2-3 minutes, turn fish over, and add stock, fish sauce and beans. cover and cook for a further 3-5 minutes, until fish is cooked through and beans are just tender. Remove from heat. Place fish and *optional cooked rice, onto a serving plate, sprinkle with chopped coriander. Garnish with *a sprig of coriander, chilli and lime
  • .Serve and Enjoy!
  • Note: You can substitute the shrimp paste with ¼ teaspoon of green curry paste

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