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Fish in Banana Leaves Recipe

Ingredients :

3 large

1 kg

1/2 cup

2 cloves

1 small

1 tablespoon

2 teaspoons

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

2 teaspoons

2 tablespoons

Banana leaves

Firm white fish fillets

Coconut cream

Crushed garlic

finely chopped onion

Finely chopped fresh ginger

Sesame oil


Ground turmeric


Chili powder

Rice flour

Chopped fresh coriander leaves

Method :
  • Cut the banana leaves into 6 squares, about 25 cm wide.

  • Cut the fish into 3 cm cubes.

  • place the banana leaf pieces in a heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over them.

  • leave for about 30 seconds, by which time the leaves should be pliable; drain.

  • Place the fish pieces in a large bowl and ad the coconut cream, garlic, onion, ginger, sesame oil, salt, turmeric, paprika, chili powder, rice flour and coriander.

  • Using your hands, combine the ingredients well, making sure the fish is well covered with the mixture.

  • Divide the fish mixture evenly and place each portion in the centre of a banana leaf piece.

  • Fold in the sides of each piece to form a type of envelope.

  • Hold the leaf in place with a toothpick or wooden skewer.

  • Fill a large pan or steamer with 5 cm of water. Place the fish parcels on a steaming rack and cover and steam for 10 to 15 minutes or until cooked.

  • Open on parcel to check that the fish is cooked before serving.

  • Serve with steamed rice.

Note : If banana leaves are not available, cook the fish mixture in foil parcels.


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