Fish In A Packet Recipe

Fish In A Packet Recipes

Ingredients :



55 g

55 g


1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

55 ml

1 tablespoon


fish steaks, such as sea bass, cod or salmon, each weighing 175-225 g

fresh or frozen banana leaves (optional)

finely grated fresh coconut

fresh mint, chopped

cloves garlic, crushed

ground cumin

fresh green chilies, seeded and chopped

lemon juice

cider vinegar

vegetable oil

dried curry leaves (optional)

salt and pepper

mint leaves and lemon slices, to garnish

Method :

Wipe fish steak and place each in the centre of a 30 cm square of banana leaf or piece of aluminum foil. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Mix together coconut, mint, garlic, cumin, chilies and lemon juice. Spoon a quarter of mixture over each fish steak. Fold sides of banana leaf or foil over to seal completely. Tie banana leaf parcels with fine string, if necessary. Pour vinegar, oil and 175 ml water into base of a large steamer, add curry leaves (if using) and bring to the boil. Steam parcels for 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily. Open parcels and serve, garnished with mint and lemon slices.

Serves 4

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