Sunday, 3 September 2017

STEAMED HERB-SPICED FISH WRAPPED IN BANANA LEAVES


Ingredients:
1.5 kg fresh water fish  
3 whole limes
1 tsp salt or to taste
50 g lemon basil leaves
2 stalk lemon grass, take white part only, cut short
3 sheets salam leaves
8 pcs Bilimbi or 4 pcs green tomatoes
4 stalks leek, cut ½ cm
Banana leaves for wrapping
Bamboo stick or tooth pick to secure the wrapping

Spiced, blend roughly:
10 pcs seedless red chili
10 pcs shallots
5 cloves garlics
2 cm ginger
3 cm galangal
5 pcs candlenuts, lightly toasted
1 tsp salt or taste


Method:
Marinate fish with salt and lemon and keep refrigerate for 30 minutes. 
Take two sheets of banana leaves and place spices mixture on top of leaves.  
 Place fish of top of mixture and place mixture on top of fish again.  Topped with sweet basil leaves, salam leaves, lemon grass and green tomatoes.   
Wrapped with banana leaves and secure with bamboo stick or toothpick.  Grilled or steamed until done or cook in the oven for 30 minutes until the leaves drying. 

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