Delicately mainaded fresh fish steaks with a muddle of fresh herbs, spices and vegetables.
Ingredients for 1 serving
200g Fresh fish, cubed.
2 Wood ear mushrooms.
5g of each (finely sliced) - fresh ginger, lemongrass, garlic, red chili and turmeric.
10ml Turmeric oil.
Salt and pepper.
Fish sauce, soy and oyster sauce.
2 Banana leaves ( or two 25cm squares of foil).
Fragrant and burting with aromatic flavour. Substitute fish with another 'in season' fish, but make sure it's fresh and filletted. Snapper or sea bass works incredibly well as does smoking over a hot charcoal barbeque!
Mixing and wrapping:
Put all above ingredients into a mixing bowl and gently mix them together. Wrap in green banana leaf (two layers to prevent the mixture from burning). Marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 20 minutes then take out to grill on gridle or charcoal BBQ for about 4 minutes each side. This dish is commonly served with steamed rice.
Note: To make your own infused turmeric oil lightly crush a 5cm piece of fresh turmeric and place in a 100ml bottle of light cooking oil.