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Wrapped Steamed Halibut      HT  MC   20mins



Serves 4      Hot    Fish    Main Course  Healthy Eating  Dairy Gluten Wheat Free   Eggless



4 x 100g/4oz  Halibut Fillets

4  Pieces Banana Leaves (about 25cm/10 inch square)

1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds

Salt and  Black Pepper

2  Garlic Cloves, very finely chopped

4  Kaffir Lime Leaves, or the grated zest of 2 Limes

Grilled lime slices to garnish.

Sesame Oil to serve





1. Grind the cumin seeds coarsely. Season the halibut pieces on both sides with salt and pepper.


2. Place each fillet in the middle of a banana leaf and sprinkle with garlic, and cumin seeds. Top with a lime leaf or grated zest. Wrap the banana leaf around the fish to form a parcel and secure with fine string.  If you can't get banana leaves use greaseproof or parchment paper or oiled aluminium foil.


3. Steam  for about 7-8 minutes or until cooked through.


4. Meanwhile, grill the Lime slices until slightly coloured.


5.  To serve - transfer the parcels to serving plates. Garnish with the grilled lime slices and serve immediately drizzled with warm Sesame oil.




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