Saturday, February 25, 2006


or... Banana Leaf Lemak Fish.
I didn't know what to name it. All I knew was, I had some fish and some banana leaf and NO lemons and lots of onions. So this is what I did.

Chopped green spinach
1 white fish fillet (i used dory)
Banana Leaf

2 small onions, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper
1 tsp flour
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp corainder powder
1 tbsp Butter

1. Preheat oven to 180, fan forced.
2. In a saucepan, fry onions in butter until tender. Sprinkle a little salt to draw moisture out.
3. When soft, add milk to just cover the onions. On low heat, cook for five more minutes. Bring away from heat and let cool.
4. While the onion sauce mix is cooling, bring it away from the stove and let cool. In a shallow dish, place banana leaf and lay a bed of chopped spinach on it. Place fish fillet on top.
5. Blend onion milk mixture, adding the the tumeric, coriander, flour and pepper to taste. Spoon mixture evenly over fish, wrap banana leaf and fasten with toothpicks.
6. Bake in oven for 25 minutes. Enjoy with prata (Or canai, for you malaysians...).

The whole thing reminded me of otak when it came out of the oven. Maybe I'll try that later...


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