Rice Paper Wrapped Fish

"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"
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  • 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.

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  1. 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!
  2. 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 Recipe #61712 . Fresh and tasty, next time I would marinade the fish in some lime juice a bit.
  3. 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.
  4. You can serve this as a finger food dish or entree by serving it with some sweet chilli sauce.


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