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Grilled fish in banana leaves
Martin Yan provides a quick and easy way to make a classic dish – in the microwave! Cooking the fish in banana leaves makes it very fragrant, and helps seal in moisture, while the rich spice paste results in a flavourful dish.
1 stalk lemongrass, bottom 10cm only, thinly sliced
3 walnut-sized shallots
4 cloves garlic
6 fresh red jalapeno chilies, seeds removed
1/2 tsp belacan (dried shrimp paste)
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
500g whole fish (sea bass or red snapper), cleaned and scaled
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 or 2 pieces banana leaf, large enough to wrap around fish
1/2 lime, sliced thinly for garnish
To make spice paste: Place all the spice paste ingredients in the Panasonic’s chutney jar and process until smooth.
If you need to add more flavour, add more salt and white pepper.
To grill fish: To prepare the fish, cut 3 diagonal slits, each about 1.3cm deep, across each side of the fish. Season the fish inside and out with salt and pepper.
Steam the banana leaves in the microwave at 180°C for 3 minutes to soften them, then wipe dry. Lay the pieces of banana leaf with the shiny side down and overlapping.
Fill the cavity and slits of the fish with about 1/3 of the spice paste.
Spread another 1/3 of the spice paste directly on one side of the banana leaf and lay the fish on top of the paste.
Cover the rest of the fish with the remaining paste. Fold the leaf over the fish, wrapping it completely.
Place the wrapped fish in the microwave to grill until the fish turns opaque, about 30 minutes.
Serve the fish in the banana leaf, unwrapping at the table. Garnish with the lime slices.