Recipe courtesy of Johnny Hernandez
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Mixiote de Pescado (Branzino Wrapped in Banana Leaves)
Total:
40 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
1 to 2 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
40 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
1 to 2 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 4 banana leaves, about 20 inches long
  • One 2-pound whole branzino, cleaned and scaled 
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 slices lemon 
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley 
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme 
  • 1 bay leaf 
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced 
  • 1 slice onion 
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 root beer (hoja santa) leaves 
  • Extra-virgin olive oil 

Directions

Special equipment: butcher's twine

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat the banana leaves over an open flame until pliable. Sprinkle the inside of the fish with salt and pepper, and stuff the cavity with the lemon, parsley, thyme, bay leaf, garlic, onion and red pepper. Coat the outside of the fish with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap the fish in the root beer leaves, then wrap in the banana leaves. Tie at intervals with butcher's twine to secure the leaves to the fish.

Bake until the fish reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees F, 15 to 20 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking.

Cook's Note

If preferred, the fish can be grilled over a bed of coals.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

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