Fish Poleko (Nepali Spicy Fish Grilled in Banana Leaf)

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a blender combine all marinating ingredients into a smooth paste.
  • Prepare a grill with glowing charcoal and wood chips.
  • Trim and score the fish to form deep packets on all sides.
  • Salt and pepper the fish first and smother with the marinating paste, inserting deep into the packets.
  • Oil the banana leaf; gently heat up the banana leaf on the grill for a brief time, for it makes the banana leaf softer and workable.
  • Immediately place the fish on the banana leaf and wrap in by ensuring a complete closure.
  • Secure it with bamboo picks or a twain.
  • Place the wrapped fish on grill and smoke-grill for 20-30 minutes, turning frequently.
  • Once cooked, unwrap the banana leaf and put the fish on the bed of rice pilaf to serve, topped with tomato achar.
  • Garnish with a fresh squeeze of lemon wedges.
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