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asian sea bass steamed in banana leaf

a recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

You can find banana leaves at Asian markets. Mine comes frozen and all I have to do is pull it out of the freezer and run them under warm water and they are ready to go. It lets the steam in while keeping all the ingredients inside to create a most flavorful fish

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Steam

Ingredients For asian sea bass steamed in banana leaf

  • 4
    sea bass fillets
  • 2 Tbsp
    ginger grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 4
    green onions white and light green parts sliced. green parts shredded
  • 8 oz
    shiitake mushrooms stemmed and cut in chunky pieces
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 lg
    mild red chili deseeded and finely chopped
  • 4
    banana leaves

How To Make asian sea bass steamed in banana leaf

  • 1
    Place a sea bass filet on a piece of banana leaf cut big enough to fold around each filet.
  • 2
    Divide up all the ingredients except the shredded green parts of the green onion and place on top of the fish. Fold the banana leaf around the fish and secure with a toothpick
  • 3
    Place the banana leaf package in bamboo steamer over hot boiling water. Let the packages steam for about 15 to 20 minutes depending on how thick your fish is.
  • 4
    Once done open them up and toss the shredded green parts of green onions for garnish

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