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Fish Wrapped In Banana Leaves

Fish Wrapped In Banana Leaves

Fish Wrapped In Banana Leaves

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Large banana leaves 4
  • A little olive oil
  • Fresh red chillies 2
  • Lemongrass, outer leaves removed, centres finely chopped 2 sticks
  • Garlic, finely chopped 1 clove
  • Handfuls fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Lime juice and zest 2 lemons
  • Can coconut milk 1 (400 ml)
  • Sesame seed oil 2 tbsp.
  • Fish sauce to drizzle.
  • Soy sauce 1 tbsp.
  • Fresh ginger sliced 2 tbsp.
  • beckti 4 pieces
  • Rosemary sprigs or bay leaf sticks, to secure 4

Recipe Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  • To make the banana leaves more pliable, hold for a few seconds over flame.
  • Leave the fish and herb sticks aside.
  • Pound the rest of the ingredients in a grinder to make a thick paste and spoon a little onto each banana leaf.
  • Place the fish on top and then spoon the rest of the paste on the top. Bringing the sides in and spiking it with a rosemary sprig or bay leaf stick to secure it.
  • It is not a perfect seal but this allows it to breath and steam, letting the flavours infuses.
  • Put the parcels on a tray and bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven, and allow resting for 5 minutes.
  • Serve the individual parcels on plates. When opened, the fragrant steam wafts up and smells fantastic!

Recipe Tips: 

A Bed For A Fish
To ensure that fish doesn't stick to the pan while grilling, lay it on a bed of sliced lemons. The added flavor is a bonus!