Broiled Fish Palauan Style

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Broiled Fish Palauan Style is unique. A traditional favorite in this little country in the Pacific Islands, it features ginger, lime leaves, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil as flavorings – outstandingly delicious!

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Broiled Fish Palauan Style Recipe-


(serves 4)

  1. Preheat your grille to high temperature.
  2. Drizzle some soy sauce and sesame oil into the gutted fish’s cavity, and spread it around evenly.
  3. Use a sharp knife to score the fish across the width in several places, spaced evenly apart along the length. Make the cuts about 1/2″ deep.
  4. Into each score line, insert slices of garlic, ginger, and a Kaffir lime leaves.
  5. Drizzle sesame oil and soy sauce on the fish, and rub it all over evenly. Also drizzle some on one side of the banana leaf and spread it evenly.
  6. Place the fish into the center of the (oiled side up) banana leaf, then fold up the outsides to package and encase the entire fish. You can either use kitchen twine to tie the package closed, or you can wrap it up in a loose, closed blanket of tinfoil.
  7. Put the wrapped fish on the grill, and cook for about 15 minutes, turning it over once halfway through the grilling time. You want the flesh to have turned white and be nice and flaky – but not cooked so long that it becomes dry.
  8. Serve your Palauan Style while nice and hot, with a garnish of fresh cilantro sprigs.

Note: This recipe is just one of many, taken from our Smallest Countries Worldwide Cuisines pages.

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4 thoughts on “Broiled Fish Palauan Style

  1. I’ll have to dig into those small countries recipes – never heard of most of them, but this recipe looks awesome. Just shows you, people learn how to cook tasty food no matter where they are in the world, lol.

  2. I admit, I had to look up on Google just where this country “Palau” was! LOL ….. but man oh man, this sure looks like a super way to grill up some fish!

    • Hey Mark, trust me – I’d never heard of Palau either, before I did my research for the “Smallest Countries Worldwide Cuisines” pages. But also trust me, Palauan style broiled fish is amongst the best grilled fish recipes on the planet!

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