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Salmon Steamed in Banana Leaves

Salmon Steamed in Banana Leaves

Banana leaves can normally be found in most grocery stores- fresh or frozen. If frozen they only take about 15 minutes to thaw and work just as well as fresh. They make an excellent steaming vessel as they keep all of the delicious juices right where they should be- in the salmon!


  • 1 Tsp red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried ginger powder
  • 1 pinch brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • sprinkle dried chili flakes
  • 3 drops sesame oil
  • 1/2 a yellow and red pepper diced
  • 6 or 7 halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 portions salmon (fillets or steaks)
  • 2 banana leaves


Mix all ingredients EXCEPT peppers and tomatoes. Coat salmon in mixture and let sit to marinate in the fridge for about an hour. Place salmon in middle of banana leaves and pour over remaining liquid and top with peppers and tomatoes. Fold over banana leaves to make a tight parcel. Place in steamer over boiling water for 5-6 minutes.

Discard banana leaves for serving or use as garnish on plate.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 6 minutes

Total time: 26 minutes (does not include marination time)

Yield: 2 servings

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