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    Red Snapper Steamed in Banana Leaves

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    40 mins

    25 mins

    15 mins

    Jostlori's Note:

    I found this recipe in a Hispanic magazine dealing with Caribbean Seafood. The actual name of the recipe is Pargo Rojo Al Vapor en Hojas de Platano. Pargo is a fish very similar to the Atlantic Red Snapper. Banana leaves can be found frozen at most Asian markets. Caldo Maggie can be found in many grocery stores, but certainly in a Hispanic market or you can substitute soy sauce. The bananas impart a unique flavor to anything that's cooked in them. Enjoy!

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    1. 1
      Place a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water. If desired, add herbs to the boiling water to add flavor to the dish (basil, thyme, oregano, lemon peel, etc).
    2. 2
      In a small bowl, combine the ginger, soy sauce, garlic and lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste, then set aside.
    3. 3
      Rinse the fish filet then pat dry. Cut into three portions. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Place a piece of snapper in the center of a banana leaf. Top with one third of the cherry tomatoes and 3 clams. Drizzle a third of the marinade over the fish. Fold the banana leaves around the fish to form a packet, then tie with twine to hold it together. Repeat with the remaining fish pieces.
    5. 5
      Place the packets into the steamer basket. Cover the steamer and steam for 15 minutes.
    6. 6
      Serve with rice or sweet potato mash (the white kind).

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    Nutritional Facts for Red Snapper Steamed in Banana Leaves

    Serving Size: 1 (233 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 230.2
    Calories from Fat 26
    Total Fat 2.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 79.0 mg
    Sodium 250.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 1.4 g
    Protein 44.2 g

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