Gingered Fish from the Islands

"This tasty exotic dish served with vegetable topping and dipping sauce will be one of our favorites. The original cooking way would be on the fire; Fish and vegetables wrapped together in banana leaves (the banana leaf can be replaced with aluminium foil). This homey version can be easily prepared in a baking mold in the kitchen oven. Done and posted for ZWT7"
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  • Make dipping sauce first. Mix all ingredients and set aside.
  • Preheat oven for broiling (480 F, 250 C).
  • Clean fish and pat dry. With a sharp knife cut 2 or 3 into the flesh slightly on the thickest part.
  • Add all ingredients for the marinade. Smear the marinade onto the fish on both sides and into the cavity. Let ginger fibers inside of the fish.
  • Set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile prepare your vegetables (ginger, pepper, green onion or scallions).
  • Mix the ingredients for the topping in a pan and cook for 4-5 minutes or put them in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes.
  • Oil a grilling pan or use a non sticky sheet and put fish on it. Put fish into the oven and broil for about 8 minutes on the first side.
  • Turn the fish and top with the vegetable mix.
  • Broil for further 8 minutes.
  • Take fishes out of the oven and transfer it on service plates.
  • Serve the dipping sauce in a separate small bowl.
  • Enjoy it!
  • Note: I used one sweet Hungarian pepper for this recipe.

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  1. Dienia B.
    i loved the sauce with the crunciness of the bell pepper i used .it had a decided asian thing going on which i loved . i poured some dipping sauce when i was cooking peppers and it worked for me the fish really absorbed the flavor
  2. breezermom
    Scrumptious! Love the ginger and the spiciness of the chili peppers! Beautiful dish. I also really enjoyed the dipping sauce. I think it would also be great with shrimp or scallops. Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe!
  3. realbirdlady
    An easy eastern asian-styled dish, with layers of fresh flavors. At first glance, the recipe seems a little complicated, with so many sections, but it all goes together quickly. The marinade and the sauce can be made ahead. For the ZWT gluten-free challenge, I used a gluten-free soy sauce.
  4. JustJanS
    This was sensational thanks awalde! I made it tonight using two Red Throat Emperor we caught today and I really felt this recipe did our beautiful fish justice. I made no changes to your recipe and can't think of a thing I'd do differently after eating the fish. I can't wait to catch another two and do it all again! We took the heads off to fit the fish under our little broiler.


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