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Fish Steamed In Banana Leaves

Type: Fish
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

  For The Spice Mixture
1 teaspoon 5mlTurmeric powder
10   Dried Thai chilies - seeded
4   Fresh Thai chilies - seeded
1   Galangal - (thumb-size)
5   Candlenuts
1 tablespoon 15mlShrimp paste
1 tablespoon 15mlLime juice
  For The Fish
1/4 lb 113g / 4ozSea bass fillets
2   Onions - grated
2   Eggs (large)
1/2 cup 118mlCoconut milk
1 tablespoon 15mlSugar
2 teaspoons 10mlSalt
4   Lime leaves - thinly sliced
20   Banana leaf - (5-by-7-inch)

Recipe Instructions

1. For the spice mixture, combine the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.

2. To make the fish, slice half of the fish into 20 strips of equal size and set aside. Finely mince the remaining fish and place it in a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup of water and beat well. Add the spice mixture, onions, eggs, coconut milk, sugar, salt and lime leaves and mix. Spread a heaping tablespoon of the mixture on the bottom third of a piece of banana leaf and top with a piece of fish fillet. Fold the sides of the leaf in and roll up tightly. Secure with a toothpick. Repeat until all the leaves are filled.

3. Place the rolled leaves in layers on a steamer rack. Steam, covered, until heated through, 6 to 7 minutes. To eat, unwrap the roll to expose the filling. Do not eat the banana leaf.

Adapted from The Blue Ginger Restaurant, Singapore


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