How to make Thai Fish in Banana Leaf-Cook Smart -

Fish fillets topped with a flavourful Thai mixture, wrapped in banana leaf and pan cooked

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Boneless fish fillets, Thai red curry paste (थाई रेड करी पेस्ट)

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Main Course Seafood

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Thai Fish in Banana Leaf-Cook Smart

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Thai food is an original and rich amalgam of aromas, subtle blends of herbs and spices and contrasting textures and tastes. It contains flavours and techniques that are familiar from Chinese, Indian and Japanese cooking, but they have been so skilfully combined and refined that the resulting dishes have a new and exciting character.
Whether searing hot or subtly mild, the guiding principle in Thai cooking is harmony. Fundamentally an aromatic marriage of centuries – old Eastern and Western influences, the chief characteristics being who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion and where it is cooked. In short Thai dishes can be extremely personal to the cook, how they are refined for particular tastes, how they befit a special function or festival and where they originate. The cuisine has its roots in a waterborne lifestyle, with aquatic animals, plants and herbs as major ingredients.
Thai cuisine is inextricably interwoven with culture, a mystical mix of fragrant flavours and intriguing history:  given the country’s historical Indian roots - Hindu Buddhism was bought here centuries ago, so many Thai curries are redolent with chillies, garlic, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and onions.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Thai Fish in Banana Leaf-Cook Smart Recipe

  • Boneless fish fillets 2

  • Thai red curry paste 1 tablespoon

  • Banana leaves 2

  • Lemon grass stalk 1 inch

  • Spring onion bulb 3

  • Fresh basil leaves 6-7 glass

  • Ginger grated 1 teaspoon

  • Fish sauce 2 teaspoons

  • Soft brown sugar 2 teaspoons

  • Tamarind pulp 2 teaspoons

  • Bird's eye chillies 5

  • Oil 3 tablespo for drizzling

  • Salt to taste

Method

Step 1

Slice lemongrass and spring onion bulbs diagonally and place into a bowl.

Step 2

Roughly chop basil leaves and add to the bowl. Add red curry paste, ginger, fish sauce, brown sugar and tamarind pulp.

Step 3

Slice bird’s eye chillies and add to the bowl. Mix well. Add 1 tablespoon oil and mix again. Let the mixture rest for a while.

Step 4

Discard the veins of banana leaves, halve lengthwise and soften by placing on direct flame.

Step 5

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 6

Cut fish fillets into halves and place on a plate. Sprinkle salt on top.

Step 7

Place 2 banana leaf halves overlapping each other. Drizzle some oil on it, put one fish piece and top with some spring onion mixture. Place another fish piece and top with some more spring onion mixture. Wrap into a parcel. Make another parcel similarly.

Step 8

Place the parcels in the pan, one at a time, cover and cook till the fish is fully done, flipping once in between.

Step 9

Open the parcel a bit and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.