The star - descaled and gutted by our fishmonger
Plonked on banana leaves and slathered with spice paste
"Nail" in his "coffin"
After 25 minutes in the oven
Slathered with more spice paste
Eaten with green mango and cucumber acar
Recipe (click on images to enlarge) from this month's Australian Gourmet Traveller
Things I would do differently the next time I make it:
- Stir-fry spice paste, to release all the fragrant goodness, before adding the coconut milk
- I wouldn't add all of the prescribed amount of coconut milk - made the paste runny and unpaste-like
- Cut down on the amount of lime juice too - I love the hot and sour combo in food but it was just was too tart
Our barra pal turned out alright but next time, it'll be better!