Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
A dish that takes no time to whip up, but good for a normal meal or finger food for a party you are organizing. Double the recipe...it's worth it! From Donna Hay's Dining cookbook
- 800 g firm fish fillets
- 2 green chilies, chopped
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 4 tablespoons chopped coriander
- 2 tablespoons chopped basil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seed
- 12 large rice paper, rounds
- oil (for frying)
- black sesame seed (optional)
- Wash fish, pat dry on absorbent paper and cut into 12 pieces.
- Place chillies, sesame oil, coriander, basil and cumin seeds in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, and grind until they form a rough paste.
- Spread paste over fish.
- Brush rice papers with warm water and set aside for 4 minutes or until they are soft.
- Place a piece of fish on each round, fold in sides and roll to enclose.
- Heat a little oil in a frypan over medium heat.
- Cook fish parcels for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until rice paper is golden and crispy, and fish is tender.
- Drain on absorbent paper.
- Sprinkle fish with sesame seeds, and serve with steamed asian greens drizzled with oyster sauce and steamed jasmine rice.
This was really good, I used the 12-inch sized rice paper but next time I'll use smaller papers. The larger ones made the fish a bit mushy, but still tasty. Thanks KM for a good recipe that I'm going to tweak a bit!
I made some changes here--I used 4 4oz filets, I baked them with the seasonings, placed scallions and cilantro on the center of the papers, placed the filet on 61712 then wrapped up and served over Shanghai Noodles . Fresh and tasty, next time I would marinade the fish in some lime juice a bit.
I tried this recipe twice. The only complaint I have is the rice paper absorbed entirely too much oil. I drained the fish on absorbent paper, but they were still extremely greasy. Otherwise, very good.