Barramundi Masterclass with Matt Stone

Thu 21st October, 2021
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Roll your own buns and learn how to cook the freshest Australian barramundi burger with Matt Stone.

October 22 is National Barramundi Day, where Australian barramundi is celebrated at events across the country.

To help drive support of local producers and to showcase a great, pub-style dish you can make at home, awarding-winning chef Matt Stone will present an online masterclass on all things barramundi on Thursday October 21 from 6pm to 7pm.

Formerly of Oakridge Wines and now heading up a land-based, sustainable barramundi farm at Fed Square’s Future Food System, Stone will share their tips on what to look for when buying your fish and how to cook the perfect crispy “barra” burger at home. The first step, though, is to make sure you’re buying the right fish – around 60 percent of “barramundi” consumed in Australia is imported, a fact that nearly half of Australian consumers are not aware of.

“The last 18 months have been so difficult for chef, restauranteurs and producers alike,” says Stone. “That’s why it’s so important to make considered choices and support the Aussie farmers who are the backbone of the food industry.” Stone says if you’re not sure of the provenance of the barra you buy, just “ask for Aussie barra” at your local fishmonger.

During the online masterclass, Stone will walk you through the process of making dough for your buns (probably the hardest part), choosing the right fillet of barramundi, battering the fish and how to make your own tartare sauce (once you make your own you’ll never go back, Stone swears).

Future Food System is just one of over 100 Australian restaurants and producers running events and specials in celebration of National Barramundi Day. Look out for barramundi specials at Melbourne’s Hotel Lincoln, The Espy, Sydney’s Rose of Australia and Hotel Mosman, and Port Douglas’s Hemingway’s Brewery.

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This is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with the Australian Barramundi Farmers Association.