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Indonesian recipes: Pepes (grilled fish wrapped in banana leaves) (video inluded)

Ingredients: Fish: 1 whole barramundi. Mixed vegetables: 250g of Melinjo leaf; 150g of long beans, cut 3cm long; 200g of baby corn; 100g of sliced green chilli; 150g of sliced green tomato; 150g of sliced shallot; 100g of sliced lemongrass; 75g of tamarind water; 3g of salt; 15g of sugar; 30g of chicken powder; 2g of white pepper.

(Source: Jana Liptáková)

Ingredients: Fish: 1 whole barramundi. Mixed vegetables: 250g of Melinjo leaf; 150g of long beans, cut 3cm long; 200g of baby corn; 100g of sliced green chilli; 150g of sliced green tomato; 150g of sliced shallot; 100g of sliced lemongrass; 75g of tamarind water; 3g of salt; 15g of sugar; 30g of chicken powder; 2g of white pepper.

Preparation: Marinate the fish in salt and tamarind water.
Mix all the sliced vegetables and ingredients in a bowl until soft; rub the vegetables on the fish and wrap into a banana leaf and aluminium foil and grill at 160°C for about 40 minutes.
(Pepes is a form of grilling for which the ingredients are wrapped in banana leaves and grilled in packets until tender. Either fresh or salt-water fish can be used.)

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