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banana leaf wrapped fishBanana Leaf Wrapped Fish Ingredients:

  • 4x 6oz. portions Mahi Mahi or Snapper fillets
  • 4 Pieces of Banana Leaf, approx. 10” x 12”
  • Clarified (unsalted) Butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Lime sliced into rings
  • Coconut & Cilantro Sauce
  • 1 Can Coconut Milk
  • ½ Onion (finely minced)
  • Handful of Cilantro,
  • ½ pt. White Wine
  • ¼ pt. Fish Stock
  • ¼ lb. Unsalted Butter (cold cubed)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste)


Instructions on how to cook Banana Leaf Wrapped Fish:
Marinate fish:

Mix 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a bowl and marinate fish in it while making sauce.

Make sauce:

Heat oil (1/4 cup) in a small skillet over low heat until just warm, then add garlic and rosemary and heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Toss with remaining sauce ingredients, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a bowl.

Marinate fish:

Mix 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a bowl and marinate fish in it while making sauce.

Make sauce:

Heat oil (1/4 cup) in a small skillet over low heat until just warm, then add garlic and rosemary and heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Toss with remaining sauce ingredients, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a bowl.

Make sauce:

Preparation for Sauce: Put onion, white wine and cilantro stems into a heavy based saucepan, boil and reduce to a syrup and add fish stock and coconut milk. Reduce until a sauce like consistency and strain into a clean pan. Gradually whisk in cold butter and cilantro leaves

Preparation for Fish: Season the fillets well. Drizzle with clarified butter and top with lime slices. Wrap and fold into banana leaf pieces. Bake on a greased tray at 400ºF for approx. 7 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish.

Recipe by: Executive Chef Janice Ryan – Montpelier Plantation Inn, Nevis

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8 Comments

Comment by Mary Subscribed to comments via email
2009-07-11 08:13:11

What is the creole name for food cooked in banana leaves specifically from the Common Wealth of Dominica in the village of Coulibistri?

 
Comment by David Harris
2010-07-12 22:24:28

me and my mom always love to cook and eat delicious recipes.

 
Comment by Reece Khan
2010-10-10 13:25:59

My mother and i loves to do cooking and baking.

 
Comment by False Nails `
2010-10-12 02:39:00

Herbs and Spices are essential in making the best gourmet and pasta.

 
Comment by L-Methionine Side Effects :
2010-10-23 12:35:46

Herbs and Spices are always essential in making the perfect recipe at home and in restaurants.

 
Comment by RF Modulator
2010-12-12 14:36:59

Cooking is my passion and a hobby for me, besides, i love to eat lots of foods

 
Comment by Logic Gates
2010-12-16 03:45:28

Herbs and spices are great additions for your foods and pastry, I’ve been using them for several years.

 
Comment by Ideal Chef Subscribed to comments via email
2011-04-21 02:31:08

I m fond of sea foods and the recipe give here is attracting me to cook. Thanks a lot for this recipe. I will cook it for sure

 

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