Free Healthy Recipe - Baked Snapper in Banana Leaves

Dairy free, Low carbohydrate, Low fat

Copyright John Paul Urizar

Snapper is a lovely robust white fish and when cooked in this way, very low in kilojoules for those trying to lose weight. Serve alongside steamed greens or over a bed of brown rice or quinoa.

4 fillets snapper
4 bunches banana leaves
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic
1 stalk lemongrass, finely chopped (remove all the tough exterior leaves and only use the soft centre part of the herb)
1 tsp turmeric
2 limes juiced

Wipe the snapper clean Bring a large pan of water to boil and place the leaves in the boiling water to prevent them cracking when you wrap the fish up.

Combine the ginger, garlic, lemon grass, turmeric, lime juice and pepper and pour it over the fish fillets. Lay the banana leaves out on a flat surface and blot them dry. Wrap the fish up separately in the leaves and secure with string.
Place inside a bamboo steamer to cook for 10 - 15 minutes.

Note: Snapper is a great source of protein that's low in saturated fat and provides the nutrients Vitamin B12 and selenium.

Makes 4 servings

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Ready in: 25 mins

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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 676 kj
Calories 162 kcal
Fat 2.7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Carbohydrate 0.2 g
Total Protein 33.6 g
Fibre 0.3 g

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