Yú - Banana Leaf Wrapped Whole Trout with Turmeric Rub
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 2
  • Fish:
  • -Whole Rainbow or Brook Trout - About 1 pound - bone out / head on
  • -Fresh Banana Leaf - enough to wrap the fish
  • Turmeric Rub:
  • -1/8 cup fresh Turmeric, peeled and diced
  • -1/8 cup fresh Galangal, peeled and diced
  • -1/8 cup fresh Ginger, peeled and diced
  • -1/8 cup fresh Lemongrass, peeled and sliced thinly
  • -1tsp fresh Thai Bird Eye Chile, sliced sliced thinly
  • -5 Fresh Kafir Lime Leaves
  • -2 Tbsp Fermented Shrimp Paste
  • -2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  • -1/2 disc Palm Sugar
  • Garnish:
  • -1/4 cup Rice Paddy Herb
  • -1/4 cup Cilantro Leaves
  • -2 Fresh Lime, quartered
  • -2 Thai Bird Eye Chile, sliced thinly
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the ingredients (one by one) of the turmeric rub in a mortar and mash them to a fine and smooth paste.
  3. Rub the fish with the paste -- including inside the belly cavity -- then wrap the fish with the banana leaf. Place it in the oven and cook for about 25-30 minutes.
  4. Once it is done, cut the banana leaf away with scissors and top the fish with fresh herbs and chile. Serve with lime wedges on the side.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/cook-the-chinese-new-year-brooklyn-style/