Nga Baung Doke - Fish in Banana Leaves
This Burmese dish is very common way of cooking firm fleshed fishes in Myanmar. The country gets it fresh water fishes from the the great water ways of Irrawaddy River and fresh sea fishes from Bay of Bengal. The banana trees are one of the most common fruits, whose leaves are extensively used for a varieties of purposes like, a plate for eating food, or a cover to keep cooked food or even for wrapping and cooking fish and vegetables. This dish is very much like a dish called Paturi in Bengal or Patrani Machhi by the Sindhi's (populace from Sindh District in present day Pakistan). In case you can't find fresh Banana Leaves (though they are available packed, in US and few other countries, where banana leaves are not very common), you can always use any other broad leaves for wrapping your fish. You can even wrap them in foil, but foil does not impart the exact flavour that comes from leaves.
Preparation Time : 30 minutes
Cooking Time : 25 minutes
Difficulty : Medium
Serves : 4 - 8 (Makes 8 pieces)