Whole Fish In Banana Leaves Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexJust Enjoy
MethodMain Ingredient


 Banana leaf1 Large
 Whole fish1 Large, cleaned and skin scored at 1 1/4 inch intervals (Such As Bream, Sea Perch Or Snapper)
 Lime1 , thinly sliced
 Dill sprig4
For nutty rice stuffing
 Wild rice blend7 Ounce, cooked (1 Cup, 220 Gram)
 Pistachio nuts3 Ounce, chopped (90 Gram)
 Sun dried peppers/Tomatoes3 Tablespoon, chopped
 Spring onions3 , chopped
 Chopped dill1 Tablespoon
 Finely grated lemon rind1 Teaspoon
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), chopped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2487 Calories from Fat 571

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 66 g102.1%

Saturated Fat 5.4 g27.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 57.5 mg2.4%

Total Carbohydrates 212 g70.6%

Dietary Fiber 36.1 g144.2%

Sugars 13.5 g

Protein 271 g541.8%

Vitamin A 394.2% Vitamin C 96.5%

Calcium 373.9% Iron 484.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat barbecue to a medium heat. Blanch banana leaf in boiling water for 1 minute, drain, pat dry and set aside.
2. To make stuffing, place rice, pistachio nuts, sun-dried peppers or tomatoes, spring onions, dill, lemon rind and garlic in a bowl and mix to combine. Spoon stuffing into cavity of fish and secure opening with wooden toothpicks or cocktail sticks.
3. Place fish in centre of banana leaf, top with lime slices and dill and fold banana leaf around fish to completely enclose. Secure with wooden toothpicks or cocktail sticks. Alternately wrap fish in lightly oiled aluminium foil.
4. Place fish on barbecue grill and cook for 7-10 minutes, turn and cook for 7-10 minutes longer or until flesh flakes when tested with a fork.