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Salmon in Banana Leaves

with Coconut-Chile Pepper Paste
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Salmon in Banana Leaves

Salmon in Banana Leaves - Thai from the oven: Spicy fish packets

Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
20 min.
Preparation
ready in 35 min.
Ready in
Calories:
296
calories
Calories
0
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Ingredients

for
4
servings
2
Banana leaves (or aluminum foil)
1 bunch
4 sprigs
1
1 piece
fresh Ginger root (about 20 grams)
2
3
1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon
50 milliliters
30 milliliters
2 tablespoons
50 milliliters
4
Salmon (fillets, without skin, each approx 180 grams)
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Pot, 1 Large knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Peeler, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Toothpick, 1 Baking sheet, 1 deep bowl

Preparation steps

1.
Salmon in Banana Leaves preparation step 1

Rinse banana leaves, wipe dry and cut into 4 pieces (about 30 x 30 cm) (approximately 12 x 12 inches). Blanch in a pot of boiling water to soften, about 30 seconds, then rinse under cold water and wipe dry.

2.
Salmon in Banana Leaves preparation step 2

Rinse cilantro and mint, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop coarsely. Squeeze out juice from the lime.

3.
Salmon in Banana Leaves preparation step 3

Peel ginger and garlic and coarsely chop. Rinse chile pepper, wipe dry, remove seeds and coarsely chop. Combine all in a tall vessel.

4.
Salmon in Banana Leaves preparation step 4

Add cilantro, mint, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, lime juice, brown sugar, coconut milk, heavy cream, fish sauce and vegetable broth. Puree with an immersion blender to a coarse consistency and season with salt and pepper.

5.
Salmon in Banana Leaves preparation step 5

Rinse the salmon fillets, pat dry and place a fillet in the center of each banana leaf.

6.
Salmon in Banana Leaves preparation step 6

Spread the spice paste over the fish fillets, wrap the banana leaves to enclose the filling and secure with toothpicks.

7.
Salmon in Banana Leaves preparation step 7

Place packets on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven at 200°C (fan oven 180°C, gas mark 3) (approximately 400°F/convection 350°F) until fish is cooked through, 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Health information

Exact nutritional values of this recipe  
Nutritions
1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie296 kcal(14 %)
Protein42 g(43 %)
Fat10 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates8 g(5 %)
Sugar added5 g(20 %)
Roughage1 g(3 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D1.8 μg(9 %)
Vitamin E1.2 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin17.8 mg(148 %)
Vitamin B₆1.5 mg(107 %)
Folate52 μg(17 %)
Pantothenic acid1.6 mg(27 %)
Biotin6.4 μg(14 %)
Vitamin B₁₂5.4 μg(180 %)
Vitamin C18 mg(19 %)
Potassium644 mg(16 %)
Calcium70 mg(7 %)
Magnesium68 mg(23 %)
Iron2 mg(13 %)
Iodine47 μg(24 %)
Zinc1.4 mg(18 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.5 g
Uric acid301 mg
Cholesterol115 mg
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