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Patrani Machi (Grilled Fish Parcels)

Makes: 4
4pcs. White Fish Fillets
2pcs. Banana leaves
Butcher’s twine
For the Chutney:
1⁄4 Onion
2.5cm Ginger
4 Green Chillies
20pcs. Fresh Mint leaves
2 tsp. Olive oil
1 tsp. Cumin seeds
3 Cloves Garlic
1⁄2 Lemon
1⁄2 tsp. Turmeric powder
1⁄4 bunch Coriander leaves
1⁄2 tsp. Salt
Recipe preparation
In the kitchen:
  • In a mixer-grinder or a pestle & mortar make a coarse paste out of the Chutney ingredients.
  • Place 2 fish fillets in the center of each banana leaf and apply 1 tbsp. of Chutney paste on top of each fillet.
  • Wrap the fish fillets in the banana leaves and tie using butcher’s twine to hold the parcel in place.
Tip: Make sure you soak butcher’s twine before using them to avoid burning.
At the barbecue:
  • Preheat grill to 180°C for 15 minutes with the lid down.
  • Place the fish parcels over direct heat, cook with the lid down for 6 minutes without flipping.
  • Check with a thermometer, once the core temperature reches 65°C remove and serve hot.