Grilled Fishcakes in Banana Leaf

Grilled Fishcakes in Banana Leaf

17th Nov 2022

Grilled Fishcakes in Banana Leaf

We've teamed up with Jackie M, Asian cuisine queen, on a series of Asian inspired BBQ recipes for the Ziggy



300g fish fillets
1 Tbsp tapioca starch
Dash of pepper
1 Tbsp sugar
½ Tbsp chicken powder
1 Tbsp curry powder

1 egg
100ml coconut cream
1 tsp chilli flakes
1 tsp kaffir lime leaves, shredded
2 ½ Tbsp fried shallots
8 pieces banana leaves, 7x15cm
Bamboo toothpicks

Oil for brushing


  1. Combine fish fillets with tapioca starch, pepper, sugar, chicken powder and curry powder. Blend to a paste in a food processor.
  2. Transfer fish paste to bowl. Add egg, coconut cream, chilli flakes, kaffir lime leaves and shallots. Mix well.
  3. Place 2 tablespoons fish paste on banana leaf (dull side up), fold in the sides and secure with bamboo toothpicks. Repeat with the remainder of the filling.
  4. Grill for a total of 10 minutes, brushing the top with oil before flipping to make sure the exposed fish paste does not stick to the grill.
  5. Remove banana leaf before eating.