2 small Thai peppers, seeded and minced
2 stalks lemongrass, tough outer leaves removed, minced
1 large clove garlic, minced
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
Juice of 2 limes
6 tablespoons coconut cream
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
Pinch of white pepper
1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, unpeeled, coarsely grated
4 11-inch-square banana leaves or parchment paper
4 6-ounce cod fillets
- Preheat oven to 400°. In a bowl, combine Thai peppers, lemongrass, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, coconut cream, maple syrup, and white pepper. Squeeze grated ginger into the bowl to extract juice; discard ginger solids.
- Place banana leaves or parchment papers on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Spoon a little of the lemongrass sauce in the center of each leaf or sheet of paper. Place fish on top, then spoon remaining sauce over fish. Fold top and bottom sides over fish, overlapping; fold in remaining sides, forming a square packet around each fillet. Using a strip of foil, crimp top two edges together to keep each packet from unfolding. Slip a thin strip of banana leaf (or a piece of kitchen string) under and around each packet and tie in a bow or square knot.
- Bake 25-30 minutes, depending on thickness. Remove from oven. Transfer packets to serving plates and carefully remove foil seals, leaving string intact (as decoration). Serve hot.
PER SERVING: 222 cal, 25% fat cal, 6g fat, 5g sat fat, 63mg chol, 32g protein, 10g carb, 1g fiber, 566mg sodium
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