Grilled Trout in Banana Leaf


* 4 medium sized whole Trout cleaned (keep the head and tail if you want to take a picture afterwards or if you are serving to guests)
* Butter /oil for brushing
* Banana leaves - make sure the pieces are big enough to wrap the fish in.
* For the marinade
o 1 tbsp black peppercorns
o 7-8 cloves of garlic
o 1 tbsp rosemary
o 6 tbsp lemon juice
o 2 tbsp soy sauce
o 1 tbsp paprika
o Salt to taste
* For the stuffing
o thin round Onion slices - 8 pieces
o thin round lime slices - 8 pieces
o a few Slit green chili peppers
o thinly sliced ginger pieces - 8 pieces
o a few curry leaves


* Make a few gashes on both sides of the fish.
* Blend all the ingredients for the marinade in a blender or spice grinder, to form a smooth paste.
* Apply the paste liberally to the fish inside and out, including the gashes.
* Marinate in the fridge for about 2 hours or more.
* Clean the banana leaves, and sprinkle a little water. Keep the leaves in the microwave and heat on high for a minute. This will make sure that the leaves won’t break while wrapping.
* Lay the banana leaf flat on a clean surface, shiny side down, and grease the other side with the butter/oil.
* Lay the marinated fish in the middle of the leaf.
* Stuff the fish with two each of onion , lime and ginger slices. Stuff the top gashes with slit chili peppers, also throw a few inside the fish. Put some curry leaves on top of the fish and wrap the banana leaves around the fish to enclose the fish completely. Use toothpicks to secure the packet.
* Wrap the entire package in a sheet of aluminum foil.
* Repeat the process to make four fish packets.
* Keep the fish packets on a pre-heated grill with the folded side down and cook for about 10 minutes. Turn and cook for another 10 minutes on the other side.
* Remove from the grill, and let it rest for couple of minutes. Open the packets carefully, there might be some steam accumulated inside.
* Serve hot garnished with some lime wedges.

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