Burma Meat Dishes – Easy And Simple Nga Baung Doke – Fish in Banana Leaves – Burma is famous as the country of a million statues, lots of local tourists and foreign tourists visit. In addition to the sights of the country burma is famous for its typical foods one i.e. Nga Baung Doke – Fish in Banana Leaves.
Processed food made from fish and then give the typical seasonings like ground black pepper, finely grated fresh ginge, Chinese mustard cabbage. After all the spices and fish in the mix to become one then wrap with banana leaves.
NGA Baung Doke is very easy for you guys try to create at home with the family. No need to go to Myanmar to try to msakan this one. Here’s how to create Nga Baung Doke – Fish in Banana Leaves.
Nga Baung Doke
- 750 g ( 1½ lb) fillets of firm fish
- 1 teaspoon salt
- teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 2 medium onions
- 4 cloves garlic
- I teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
- ¼ teaspoon chilli powder, optional
- 1 tablespoon thick coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon ground rice
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 8 leaves of Chinese mustard cabbage
- large pieces of banana leaf or aluminium foil
- few springs fresh coriander leaves
Cut fish into 8 pieces of equal size wash and dry well then sprinkle with half the salt, pepper and turmeric. Leave aside while preparing remaining ingredients. Slice one onion and set aside. Chop the other onion and put into container of electric blender with garlic and ginger, chili powder and coconut milk. Blend to a puree. Mix puree with remaining salt, pepper and turmeric. ground rice and sesame oil. Put in the pieces of fish and mix well. Slice the thick middle rib out of the mustard cabbage leaves and use in another dish (lettuce or spinach leaves may be used if these are not available). Cut banana leaves into pieces large enough to wrap the pieces of fish and scald them or hold over heat to make them pliable. On each piece of banana leaf put a leaf of mustard cabbage and on it a piece of fish and some of the spice mixture. Top with a few coriander leaves and some of the sliced onion.
Wrap fish first in the cabbage leaf, then make a parcel with the banana leaf. Fasten with short bamboo skewers or wooden toothpicks. Alternatively wrap in foil. Put in a steamer and steam over gently boiling water for 20 25 minutes. Serve in the leaves. Guests open their parcels on their own plates. Serve a bowl of white rice alongside.