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Fish in Banana Leaves Recipe

Fish in Banana Leaves Recipe

Ingredients :

1 kg firm white fish fillets, cut into 3 cm cubes

3 large banana leaves, cut into 6 squares of 25 cm wide

1/2 cup coconut cream

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 small onion, chopped finely

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, choped finely

2 teaspoons sesame oil

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon turmeric, ground

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

2 teaspoons rice flour

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped


Method :

Lay the cut banana leaves in a bowl and pour boiling water over them to soften in order that they will not break when used. Leave the banana leaves to be soaked in the hot water for about 30 seconds or until the leaves are pliable, then drain. Place the cubed fish pieces in a bowl that is large enough to hold all of them. Add the coconut cream, onion, ginger, garlic, salt to taste, sesame oil, turmeric, chili powder, paprika, rice flour and cilantro. Combine the ingredients evenly to ensure the fish pieces are well coated with the mixture.

Divide the fish and the mixture evenly in the center of the 6 banana leaves. Fold the sides of the banana leaf to form a parcel and use a toothpick to hold them in places.

Heat up a steamer or large pan with water for the steaming process. Place the fish parcels on a steaming rack. Cover the lid to steam for about 15 minutes or until the fishes are cooked. Open the parces to check on the fish before serving. Best to serve steaming hot with steamed white rice.


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