Banana Leaf Seafood

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"This recipe is spiced up using Asian chili paste - sambal belachan - doesn't taste as good if you omit it! Salmon, clams, mussels, etc. may be used in place of squid."
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4 h 30 m servings 409 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 409 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 39.8 g
  • 80%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 529 mg
  • 176%
  • Sodium:
  • 251 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a medium, non-reactive bowl, mix shallots, garlic, sambal belachan, vegetable oil, curry powder, cumin, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Place squid in the mixture. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  3. Lightly grease the banana leaf. Wrap squid in the leaf, and place on the prepared grill. Cook 10 to 15 minutes, until leaf is slightly charred and squid is opaque.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.



I made this because my fiance loves squid but wanted to try something different. I was going to use tin foil instead of the banana leaf, but I realized that we had one of those trees in our bac...

This recipe is terrific - we've tried it on salmon & trout. We made it for friends who said it was the best fish they've ever eaten.

I used dory fish. I do not if it was because I used fish instead of squid but it was way too salty. The belachan was overwhelming.

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