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Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceNE Belly - The Basic North East Cook Book
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
30 minutes

Description

Fish Barbecued in Banana Leaves

Ingredients

1 kg
Fish fillet
3
Green chillies
1 t
Salt
1
Onion (chopped)
3
Banana leaves
1 dr
Indigenous soda (or a 1/2 tsp Sodium bicarbonate)

Instructions

  • Wash fish, and drain thoroughly. Then chop finely. Combine fish with remaining ingredients (except banana leaves).
  • Clean banana leaves with a damp cloth from both sides, dry anc pass over a open flame to make them flexible (take care not to burn the leaves). Then cut the leaves into 5" squares. (*instead banana leaves, foil can be used but it would need 3-4 wrapping
  • Spoon about 2 tbsp of mixture in centre of each banana leaf and fold to form parcels. Tie with cotton string to secure parcels.
  • Cook fish parcels over a charcoal fire (it can also he cooked in an oven preheated to 180"C) for about 15 minutes, turning them from time to time for even cooking, till leaves  turn brown.
  • Prepare a bowl to serve, cover it with banana leaf.
  • Open parcels, empty contents into a bowl and serve it with steamed rice.
     
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Destinations

Songkal Wari, Rombagre, West Garo Hills
East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya
West Jaintia Hills, Indo-Bangla-border
South Gario Hills
Shillong