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Baked Wrapped Tilapia

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“My friend got this recipe off of Epicurious where it is touted as Tori Amos' favorite recipe. It is certainly popular with our husbands. It has a spicy sweetness to it. We live in too small of a town to find banana leaves so it is parchment paper for us. Coconut rice.makes a nice accompaniment.”
READY IN:
45mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Topping
  • 1 inch cube fresh gingerroot, finely chopped (or grated)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped (or grated)
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped (green part only)
  • fresh chili pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil (or safflower)
  • 1 dash toasted sesame oil
  • 1 dash soy sauce
  • 1 dash fish sauce
  • 4 teaspoons dark maple syrup
  • Tilapia
  • 4 (4 ounce) fresh tilapia fillets (or other firm-fleshed whitefish)
  • 4 large banana leaves (or unbleached parchment paper)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Combine all topping ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place a fillet on each banana leaf and divide topping evenly among them, spreading it over the top.
  5. Fold each banana leaf over to form a packet around each fillet and seal the edge of each packet with a small piece of aluminum foil, crimping it tightly. Place on a baking sheet and bake 25 to 30 minutes.

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