Baked Fish in Banana Leaf Recipe

Baked Fish in Banana Leaf


  • 2 Selar Fish
  • 2 stalk Lemon Grass, slightly flatten
  • 2 slice Galangal
  • 2 Banana Leaves (big enough to wrap the fish)
  • 2 Lime, cut
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt for marinading
  • 3 tablespoon Oil for frying
  • Additional Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar

Spices to be grind together:

  • 3 Shallot
  • 3 clove Garlic
  • 1 thumb size Turmeric
  • 2 Fresh Red Chillies
  • 2 Dried Red Chillies
  • 4 Candlenuts

How to make Baked Fish in Banana Leaf

  1. Clean fish and rub with salt.
  2. Set aside for 1/2 hour.
  3. Wash and dry banana leaf.
  4. Coat with oil and place on baking tray or oven proof dish to be used later.
  5. Heat oil in wok and fry the grind spices till fragrant.
  6. Add in lemon grass and galangal.
  7. Continue frying till fragrant.
  8. Add in sugar and salt to taste.
  9. Remove and set aside.
  10. Either bake the fish in the oven or pan fry it for 5 minutes so it's slightly cooked on the surface.
  11. Coat fish with spices and wrap with a banana leaf. (Just fold leaf over and secure with toothpick)
  12. Bake in preheated oven at 200C for 8 minutes before turning over to continue baking for another 5 minutes or till fully cooked.
  13. Squeeze in lime and serve immediately.

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