bri and i went to a work dinner a couple of weeks ago and they served some steamed halibut in banana leaves. it was delicious and bri said we had to try to make it for ourselves and i8217;m so glad we did! it was fun to experiment with a new way of cooking fish and it turned out great. there is no oil in this recipe and the fish is tender, flaky and flavorful. i thought it would be intimidating to make but it was surprisingly easy. we got our steam basket at world market and it worked perfectly. the halibut we purchased at Whole Foods. 8211; joanie
• 3 halibut filets
• banana leaves (found in asian or hispanic markets)
• 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/4 cumin
• 1/4 nutmeg
• 1/4 cayenne
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 large lemon sliced
• to assemble lay a banana leaf flat in front of you, place two lemon slices in the center and put the halibut on top, sprinkle with salt. wrap the banana leaf as pictured below by folding one side at a time.
• in a stock pot fill a quarter of the pot with water and bring to a boil. cover with a bamboo steamer and place the wrapped fish inside, we did one piece at a time. cover and steamed for 8-10 minutes or until fully cooked and the flesh is white.