Sambal Fish Wrapped In Banana Leaves – 香蕉叶三巴鱼

We’re back with another fish recipe but this time things are getting hot! Presenting the Sambal Fish Wrapped In Banana Leaves. Succulent fish fillets enveloped in a flavourful Greek yogurt infused sambal paste are left to marinate overnight before being grilled. The meticulous process ensures a luscious aroma worth salivating for. If you’re a spicy food lover, this is one you definitely otah try.

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  • Servings: 2

  • Time: 1 hour

  • Skill: Easy

Ingredients:

  1. 2 white fish fillets (200g per fillet)

  2. 2 banana leaves

  3. 30ml oil

  4. 100g Farmers Union Greek Style Yogurt

  5. 2 kaffir lime leaves (julienned)

  6. 1½ tbsp fish sauce

  7. 1 tbsp Gula Melaka

Rempah:

  1. 10g dried chillies

  2. 60g shallots

  3. 2 cloves garlic

  4. 1 lemongrass

  5. 10g ginger

  6. 10g galangal

  7. 5g turmeric

  8. 10g candlenut

  9. 1 tsp toasted belacan

  10. 5g dried shrimp

  11. 50ml oil

Steps:

  1. Soak 10g dried chillies in hot water until softened. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a food processor, blend soaked dried chillies, 60g shallots, 2 cloves garlic, 1 lemongrass, 10g ginger, 10g galangal, 5g turmeric, 10g candlenut, 5g dried shrimp, 1 tsp toasted belacan and 50ml oil into a fine paste.

  3. Heat 30ml oil on medium heat. Fry blended spice mixture until oil separates from the paste.

  4. Stir in 100g Farmers Union Greek Style Yogurt, 1½ tbsp fish sauce and 1 tbsp Gula Melaka

  5. Simmer until the paste thickens. Turn off heat and stir in julienned kaffir lime leaves. Set aside to cool.

  6. Wash, pat dry and cut 2 pieces of banana leaves. Make banana leaves pliable by running it over an open flame.

  7. Spread some marinade in the middle of the banana leaf. Place one fish fillet on it. Spoon extra marinade on top of the fish.

  8. Fold the banana leaf over the top, then fold the top to the bottom, repeat for second banana leaf. Fold the side and secure with toothpick.

  9. Place the fish parcels in the fridge overnight to marinate.

  10. Rest fish parcel for 30 minutes in room temperature before cooking.

  11. Place parcels on a pan on medium low heat, grill for 8 minutes per side.

  12. Serve hot and garnish with julienned kaffir lime leaves