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Whole Steamed Fish

Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Caribbean
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)

Ingredients

  • 1 pimento pepper sliced
  • 2 tbsp green seasoning
  • salt to taste
  • 1 whole snapper or other large white fish
  • 1 carrot sliced lengthways
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 sprigs of chive
  • 1 tbsp. grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Scale the fish, wash with lemon, rinse and wipe dry.
  • Make several cuts diagonally across both sides of the fish.
  • Singe the banana leaf over fire. Clean with a little bleach and water. Wipe dry.
  • Place the fish on the banana leaf.
  • Rub in the green seasoning and sprinkle salt to taste.
  • Note: Make sure you get the seasoning well into the cuts.
  • Scatter the pimento, onion, carrot and ginger over the fish.
  • Whisk oil and soy sauce in a bowl then pour over the fish .
  • Wrap the leaf over the fish and place in the steamer over gently simmering water.
  • Cover tightly and steam for about 15 minutes or until tender. Unwrap and serve.

Notes

You can make a makeshift “steamer’ using a rice strainer and a cover over a pot of water.