Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Step by Step Simple Grilled Fish

So fish is good for you I've heard. Which is why I am posting another fish-based recipe. Maybe slowly I am starting to like it as much as chicken? However you don't need to like fish to love this recipe, seriously if you like spicy food then try this one out.

What you need:
600g fish fillet - slice into thick slices and sprinkle lightly with salt. Set aside.
1 piece banana leaf (you can get this nicely wrapped in supermarkets - i used to get them from the actual tree before but not anymore!)
1 piece aluminium foil
2 stalks lemon grass, sliced finely at white portion or root end
3 ladies' fingers sliced lengthwise

In a bowl combine the following: (A)
1 tbsp curry powder
1 1/2 tbsp chilli paste (you can mix chilli powder with water to form a paste)
1 tsp turmeric powder

(B): 1 tbsp tamarind paste, mixed with 100ml water and squeezed for juice
100ml coconut milk

1 tbsp belacan or ikan bilis stock granules
1 tbsp sugar

What to do:
First you would need to make the gravy in these 4 easy steps:
1) Heat 2 tbsp oil in a small pot or saucepan. Fry the sliced lemon grass and ingredients (A) until fragrant.
2) Add in (B) and seasoning.
3) Bring to a simmering boil until oil rises and gravy becomes thick.
4) Leave aside to cool.

STEP 1: Put the banana leaf over the aluminium foil.

STEP 2: Spread 3 tablespoons of gravy on the banana leaf.

STEP 3: Place the sliced up fish fillet on the gravy

STEP 4: Pour another 3 tablespoons of gravy over the fish.

STEP 5: Place a handful of cut ladies' fingers over the fish.

STEP 6: Wrap up foil neatly into a package.

Pre-heat your oven at 250C and grill foil package for about 15-20 minutes or until foil package puffs up. Serve hot with white rice. Garnish with 1 lime if you like.
Good stuff this grilled fish.


noobcook said...

it's heavenly to grill fish with banana leaves ... I can just imagine the nice aroma :)

The Sudden Cook said...

Yes it's kinda fun to use the banana leaves! It's def something different.

Nance said...

Me gonna try this recipe this weekend...

The Sudden Cook said...

Great Nance! Let me know how it goes:)

Cris said...

This dish looks so delicious!!

I have never prepared fish on banana leaf - I have to try it. Can I use any kind of fish to prepare this recipe or does it taste better with a specific type of fish?

Cris - Editor of Chicken Recipes

The Sudden Cook said...

Hi Cris - I used Dory fish fillet. That tastes the best 2 me.

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