Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fish baked in banana leaf



400g (1 pkt) sole or any type of fish fillet
2 tbsp coconut oil or vegetable oil
1/2 cup onion
1/4 cup tomatoes
1 green chillie optional
1/2 tsp ginger grated
1 tbsp tamarind
1/2 tsp chillie flakes
1/2 tsp fennel seeds coarsely ground
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp salt
banana leaves to wrap

Heat 1 tbsp oil sauté the onions with the spices, garlic and ginger. When it is a little soft add the tamarind liquid and tomatoes. Cook for about 2 minutes for the spices to blend.
Place the fish fillet on the banana leaf and put the sauce over it and wrap with the leaf. There is no need to wrap it tightly.


Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 425F, the time depends on the type of fish and preference. If there is lots of liquid leave for another 5 minutes more in the oven for it to absorb. The fish doesn't need to become dry, it is better if there is some liquid left.
Any type of fish fillet can be used. If banana leaves are not available, use foil or wax paper.
This goes to MLLA #39.


I won the book Plate to Pixel by Helene Dujardin from Susan, the well seasoned cook for participating on her MLLA #37. I enjoy this monthly event very much, prior to this event I wasn't sure what legumes included :) Thank you Susan for this knowledge and for this fabulous book which is user friendly with awesome pictures and tips.
Susan, this is my first win blogging :) I very much appreciate your kind words and hoping to benefit from this book :)
This "thank you" picture goes to black and white wednesday.


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54 comments:

  1. It looks like a good idea of baking in banana leaf. They came out really well. I'll try it next time when I cook fish.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  2. I've never tried cooking fish in banana leaf, might have to change this. Thanks for a great recipe.

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  3. yummy baked fish..I just had it today afternoon,will post mine too..a slightly different version !!

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  4. Congratulations! You deserve it!
    this recipe sounds so easy.

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  5. Wow now thts something amazing...Baking fish in banana leaf!!..
    The hitch is...I dont find banana leaves in kuwait :(...
    Love your work :)

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  6. Congrats on your win!!! Great book. And this looks like a fabulous fish dish...what a lovely presentation in the banana leaf~

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  7. Amazing looking baked fish. Must have been awesome in taste.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. I am sure he flavour with banana leaf will be very appealing...nice recipe

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  9. I'm sure the aroma from the banana leaf will make the fish more delicious, yummy!

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  10. Congrats on your first win and wishing u luck for the coming!!!
    I have heard that fish tastes really good when cooked with banana leaf....thx for sharing the recipe

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  11. Great recipe. Congrats on winning that book.

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  12. Congrats ...n fish looks fab ....

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  13. What a great new way to cook fish- in a banana leaf! Sound great!

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  14. looks perfect and delicious...

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  15. It sounds interesting idea..and congrats!!:)

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  16. congrats dear,baked fish looks delicious n healthy too ..

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  17. Fantastic fish recipe, I simply am drooling looking at the pics, its look so delicious and we too have it over here although a bit different in terms of ingredients added inside. Congrats on the gift.

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  18. I have heard how awesome this is cooked like this guess I better try it.

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  19. This is such a great way to cook fish!! I wonder if I can find banana leaves around here, I would love to try it.

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  20. Thats an awesome book dear!!! congrats on ur win :)
    Fish looks tempting and yumm

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  21. Congrats on the winning. You're so lucky!
    Love this baked fish, sounds so yummy too :)

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  22. Just looking at the ingredients made me want to try this. Not sure how easily we can get banana leaves, but I'll need to keep my eye on banana leaf in stores!

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  23. Fish looks so yummy...congrats dear for winning the book....You very much deserved it...

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  24. Congrats on winning and we also make a similar preparation with mustard paste and fish specially the carp/hilsa and call it as "Paturi"..Looks delicious ..hugs and smiles

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  25. i love the recipe and the book.....keep it up

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  26. Congrats dear and the baked fish looks very delicicous,,,,yummm.!!

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  27. Congrats on winning dear..baked fish looks so delicious, it would have been very flavourful one rt..

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  28. The fish must be so fragrant wrapped in banana leaves. Congrats on winning the book!

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  29. Mmm..so light and yummy! Now to find some banana leaves..saw them once at Whole Foods, sold by the lb!

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  30. Love the flavor banana leaf imparts to the fish! Very nice dish!

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  31. Akheela, your baked fish looks delicious. Congratulation on your winning.

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  32. The banana leaf must have imparted extra fragrance to the fish!

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  33. Congrats on winning this awesome book!

    Your fish dish looks and sounds amazing! I bet it tastes heavenly and is really moist.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  34. Fish baked in banana leaves is very flavorful and delicious recipe!

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  35. hi torview, this is super delicious. i know it, we have something almost similar to your ingredients and also using banana leaves..
    simply the best especially with hot rice :)

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  36. looks so tempting and perfect.. awesome pictures too.. Cograts on winning this awesome book...

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  37. Sounds like a fantastic recipe so full of flavors.

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  38. Caspita!!
    Favolosa questa ricetta!!!;-))
    Un bacio ciaoo

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  39. Congratulations on winning the book. Makes a wonderful BW shot. The fish looks and sounds really delicious.

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  40. There is a very popular dish in bengali cuisine and we call it paturi . That is also made in a very similar way. I know it will taste awsm.

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  41. Congrats on winning the book. I love baked or grilled fish/chicken/tofu/seafood in banana leaves. In Indonesia, we call it pepes or brengkes.

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  42. Nice prep on the fish looks very yummy and congrats on the book!!

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  43. Congratulations on the book you won. You have a wonderful space here. Fish in banana leaf i had only seen it cooked like that in kolkata. I should try it sometime soon now that i have a recipe. Baking makes it easier too.

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  44. Ohhh this fish looks amazing! I have never cooked in banana leaves, but I am sure the fish would have tasted delicious!
    And congrats on winning that fab book... it is a must have!

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  45. loved the photo of Plate to Pixel. How apt(the book, the click and the title) :-)!

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  46. I've never baked with banana leaves, but I want to. Very pretty meal!

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  47. *Thanks* for your wonderful BWW shot, A! ; ) You are very welcome.

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  48. This recipe was just perfect. I used a red sore Emperor good size and cooked in 4 hours of 240 degrees on a sheet. Freshly fallen from the bones of the time our mouths. Definitely make this recipe again.

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