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Mackerel in Banana Leaf

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This is such a delicious dish where the mackerel gets beautifully infused with the spice flavor.. Plus it's so simple to make and looks so exotic.. You will need the Seafood Spice Paste once again for this (I posted it a few days ago).. This is my last Balinese recipe, the next post will come from my home sweet home once again, my little Dubai kitchen :)


Serves 2-3
  • 600g mackerel fillets, skinned and cut into cubes
  • 250g seafood spice paste (see recipe posted earlier)
  • 100ml lime juice
  • 200g grated coconut
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 1 pinch crushed black peppercorns
  • 100g lemon basil (substitute with basil leaves if needed)
  • 150ml oil
  • 3 salam leaves (substitute with bay leaves)
  • 3 square banana leaves (substitute with parchment paper if needed)
  • 200g tomato slices
  • salt to taste

Preheat oven to 200C.. In a bowl combine mackerel cubes, spice paste, coconut milk, crushed black pepper, salt, lime juice, grated coconut, oil, and mix well.. Cover and marinate for about 2 hours.. Place one salam leaf in center of each banana leaf, top it with the mackerel mixture, and place tomato slices and lemon basil on top.. Now fold the banana leaf, covering all sides, sealing with toothpicks..

Steam the banana parcels for 10 minutes, then roast in the oven for 5 minutes (or on a charcoal grill if you're using the banana leaf).. Open the parcel on a plate and serve immediately.. Delicious :)


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