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Grilled Snapper In A Banana Leaf

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Ingredients

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2 lbs Snapper
2 Tablespoons Freshly Chopped Coriander Root
1.5 Tablespoons Soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Freshly Crushed Ginger
2 Garlic cloves Minced
1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground black pepper
Vegetable oil
Banana Leaf String

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Grilled Snapper In A Banana Leaf

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    Delicious grilled snapper in a banana leaf

    • 1 hour and 20 minutes
    • Serves 4
    • Easy

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    The secret behind this technique is the fact that rapping a whole snapper in banana leaves keeps the fish super moist and turns the dish into a total masterpiece. The leaves will add a sweet, slightly floral flavor to the fish while it cooks and will keep it warm and juicy.

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    Grilled Snapper
    by Thanathip Moolvong @ flickr

    Steps

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    Processor the garlic, ginger, black pepper, and coriander root and blend together so that it forms a paste. Then add the soy sauce and continue to blend until all the ingredients become well combined.

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    Rinse the snapper and then pat it dry with some paper towels. Once you have done this, take the sauce you made earlier and rub it all over the surface of the fish and place the fish to one side for 30 minutes.

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    Meanwhile, preheat your grill.

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    Once the 30 minutes have passed, take the snapper and place it onto the banana leaf and make sure to cover all the fish.

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    Before you do wrap the fish in the leaves, make sure that you have washed them thoroughly.

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    After the banana leaves have been blanched in hot water, remove the thick spine from them with a pair of kitchen scissors. Then place them on a work surface shiny side facing downwards.

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    Brush vegetable oil all over the leaf facing towards you.

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    Place the fish on to and then wrap the leaf around it. To help keep the leaf around the fish when cooking, secure it in place either with a skewer or toothpicks.

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    After wrapping the snapper in the banana leaf, place it on the barbecue to cook.

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    Cook the fish on medium heat and cook each side for 4 to 8 minutes.

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    After 16 minutes, remove the packages from the barbecue and very gently open them to see whether the fish is cooked or not.

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    You will know when the fish is cooked because it is opaque in appearance, and it flakes easily with a fork. If it is not cooked enough, you can grill it for few more minutes.

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