Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A simple fish dish, both flavorful and healthful. It adds a change to your bland regular diet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the cup of water to a boil and add the salt or cube and rice. Stir and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. This will make more rice than you need, but you don’t have a pot small enough to make less. Bring a wok of water to boil with a steamer basket on top. Place a 12“ square of banana leaf inside and wilt the leaf to a pliable state. Remove the leaf, cut two “shoe string” strips, with the grain, to use for tying and reserve.
  2. Mix ingredients 2 through 9 together in a low flat bowl. Place the filet in the mixture and turn to coat both sides.
  3. Lay the coated filet on the leaf, pour on the remaining mixture, and wrap it up. Secure with the strips.
  4. Place the package in the steamer and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Plate half the rice and lay the unwrapped filet on top. Pour remaining juices over the top.


Most Helpful

The reason I chose to make this was because the list of ingredients ought to produce a flavourful dish, but sadly, my daughters told me that the dish was rather bland... maybe it was totally my fault, so i will try making this again, and will update review accordingly. Thank you for posting.

Ilovemy4kids March 01, 2008

YUM. The sauce got thick and a perfect consistency as it cooked, and I didn't have a few ingredients, but it didn't matter. I served it with Pad Thai noodles and the combo was really good. Thanks!

KarenWith2LittleGirls April 24, 2007

My fiance and I loved this Combination of spices! However, I did not use banans leaves. I simply coated the fish with the ingredients and placed them in a casserole dish. Foil on top and baked in the oven for 25 minutes. Accompanied with Brown Rice for a very Healthy and Tasty Dinner! I also used Cod instead of Tilapia. I think Cod is very mild so you really taste the spice with this one!!!

rebeccak4 January 15, 2007

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a