Banana Leaf Wrapped Fish with Tomatillo Salsa


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The healthiest animal food choices are omega-3-rich fish such as salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel, and trout, advises the Pritikin Eating Plan. Most other fish, plus shelled mollusks like clams and scallops, are healthy choices, too. Enjoy fish tonight with this yummy recipe.

Banana Leaf Wrapped Fish with Tomatillo Salsa
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Excellent fish choices for this exotic entree are halibut, cod, tilapia, and snapper. Banana leaves (the leaves of the banana plant) are large, flexible, and waterproof. Throughout the world, in countries like Thailand, India, and Mexico, they're used as wraps for food. Steaming with banana leaves imparts a sweet flavor and aroma to dishes. Asian and Hispanic markets are your best bet for purchasing them. They're also available online.
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12servings 40minutes 40minutes
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12servings 40minutes
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  1. Cut banana leaves into pieces just large enough to wrap around fish.
  2. Season fish with spices (next 5 ingredients), and wrap fillets in banana leaves.
  3. In a large hot steamer, place banana-leaf-wrapped fish fillets and steam till fish are cooked. Time depends on thickness and type of fish, from 5 to 12 minutes.
  4. To make Tomatillo Sauce, bring all remaining ingredients (starting with pureed tomatillos), except lemon juice, to a boil in a large pot. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add lemon juice. Serve sauce with fish.

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