Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Fish Baked in Banana Leaves Recipe

Ingredients :

1.5 kg

2 cloves

1 tablespoon

1

1 teaspoon

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

3 tablespoons

Medium-size snapper

Garlic

Oil

Onion, chopped

Fresh ginger, chopped finely

Tamarind liquid

Dark soy sauce

Sambal ulek, optional

Salt

Ground turmeric

Finely chopped fresh coriander leaves

Banana leaves or foil for wrapping

Method :
  • Wash the fish and pat dry with paper towel.

  • Score the flesh diagonally on each side.

  • Put onion, garlic, ginger, tamarind liquid, soy sauce, oil, sambal ulek, salt and turmeric into blender container, cover and blend until smooth.

  • Rub blended mixture well into the fish on both sides and put remaining mixture inside body cavity.

  • Put fish on 2 or 3 large pieces of banana leaves in a baking dish, sprinkle with chopped coriander leaves and fold banana leaves over to enclose the fish.

  • Secure with bamboo skewers.

  • Bake in a moderate oven for 35-40 minutes or until fish is cooked.

  • Oven temperature should be 170oC-190oC.

  • When ready to serve, the flesh will look milky white and flake easily when tested with a fork.

  • Replace banana leaves after testing, lift fish on to a serving plate and open banana leaves at the table.

  • Serve hot.

 

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