How to make Congolese Liboke de Poisson dish
This recipe makes fish preparation completely easy and quick while you also enjoy the scintillating taste while eating the fish.
Known as Liboke de Poisson in Congolese dialect meaning pouch of food cooked in banana leaves is a very healthy dish to eat.
The banana/plantain leaves or package holds the steams and it penetrates the fish beautifully creating a moist fish with Amazing flavours.
2-3 fish about one pound or less fillet or whole small fish
1 large onion sliced
2-3 tomatoes sliced
2-3 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon ginger
Salt and pepper to taste
Herbs parsley, basil, thyme
Chicken bouillon or Maggie to taste
- Make 3–4 diagonal cuts in each side of the fish, all the way right through the bone. Season fish with salt, pepper, and squeeze some lemon over it. Set aside
- Prepare plantain leaves.
- Cut the banana leaves into large rectangles, remove any ugly edges, submerge them in water to clean and drain pat- dry. Use aluminum paper if banana leaves are not available.
- The leaves must be heated and wilted over an open high flame to make them flexible.
- Place the fish on the leaf, season with the entire spices divide equally among fish, and add onions and tomatoes.
- Then quickly fold banana leaves over it, and press sides into a rectangle shape making sure to press inwards so none of the juice from the fish runs out.
- Then fold the sides in to seal twice. You may use a rope to tie the bundle or place in foil paper. Repeat the process and set them.
- Bake fish for about 12-20 minutes depending on fish whole fish takes longer.
- Remove, let it cool and open check for doness.