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Recipe: Crispy skin barramundi with kale slaw

Written by Bare Health Studio | Thursday, 12 March 2020


Whether it’s finely sliced or massaged with a bit of salt and oil, we love adding kale to our recipes. And thanks to its popularity, it’s easy to come across in stores.

Kale is an ancient member of the cabbage family and this leafy green comes in a few different varieties – curly kale, Tuscan cabbage (cavolo nero) and red Russian kale. Plus, did you know that both leaves and stems are edible too?

As far as nutrients, kale is packed full of the good stuff. It’s a great source of fibre and is high in calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K and beta-carotene. It also contains phytochemicals, is a rich source of chlorophyll, carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin) and glucosinolates (all good things!).

So go ahead and pick up a bunch on your next grocery shop!


  • 2 x 180g Barramundi fillet
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • A pinch of salt and black pepper

Kale slaw

  • 4 kale leaves, finely shredded
  • ¼ red onion
  • 1 carrot, grated or cut into match sticks
  • ¼ cup fresh herbs (parsley, coriander, basil)
  • 2 big handfuls of rocket
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • Salt to taste


  1. Season each side of the fillet with salt and black pepper. Heat oil in a frypan on high temperature. Place barramundi skin side down for 4 minutes, flip and cook for 1 minute 30 seconds. Tip: Do not repeatedly flip the fillet otherwise in will make the skin go soggy. Remove from heat and serve with kale slaw.
  2. To make the kale slaw, combine kale, red onion, carrot, herbs, rocket, salt, olive oil and lemon juice.

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Bare Health Studio

Clinical nutritionist, Anushka Malcolm and naturopath, Lily Zurlino are entrepreneurs from South Australia. Anushka and Lily are avid health foodies, they are passionate about developing nourishing whole-food recipes and guiding people to live a healthier, more balanced life. Anushka and Lily founded Bare Health Studio, an online multi-modality clinic offering both nutrition and naturopathy services.

Anushka and Lily met at Endeavour College of Natural Health studying health sciences, where their journey in natural health began. When they graduated, their passions came to life as they worked together for one of Australia’s leading health and wellness retailers, giving them real insight into the needs of modern day Australians. They recognised that 1:1 support was needed in order to achieve the best health outcomes, however, healthcare was often put aside due to the inconvenience of attending appointments.

As a practicing members of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS), Anushka and Lily are constantly engaged with the latest in industry research, some of which they love to share on their social media platforms.

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