Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins
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!
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- 2 teaspoons caldo maggi seasoning (or substitute with soy sauce)
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 1 lb red snapper fillet
- banana leaf
- 9 small clams
- 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 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).
- In a small bowl, combine the ginger, soy sauce, garlic and lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste, then set aside.
- Rinse the fish filet then pat dry. Cut into three portions. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- 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.
- Place the packets into the steamer basket. Cover the steamer and steam for 15 minutes.
- Serve with rice or sweet potato mash (the white kind).