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A Turmeric Surprise

Posted in edible leaves with tags , , , , , on August 24, 2010 by PickMeYard

This morning I decided to pick some turmeric leaves to wrap some fish in for brunch.  What a surpise I found!

A beautiful turmeric flower.

I couldn’t believe the beauty of this flower. 

I cut some leaves off the turmeric plant to wrap some curried fish in.

Cut turmeric leaves to cook in.

Curried fish wrapped in turmeric leaves and tied.

Fish grilling.

I cooked our wrapped fish on some cedar boards that I soaked in water for a couple of hours.  It imparts a wonderful flavor to the food.  Our grill is made by “Big Green Egg” and it is by far the best grill ever.  It cooks our food to perfection every time and it’s hard to make a mistake with it.  I always had trouble working our gas grill, but I have never had a bit of trouble with my Egg grill.  I think it has a mind of it’s own.  It is expensive, but has been worth every single penny!  It heats up really fast and I’m able to just grill some food without too much thought or preparation.

Curried fish wrapped in turmeric leaves right off the smoker grill.

I didn’t use a recipe to prepare the fish.  I just picked some fresh fish from the market and rubbed it down with miscellaneous spices.  I rubbed Jamaican curry powder all over it before I wrapped it in the curry leaves.  I served it to the family with a big pot of hot, steaming white rice.  It was quick and simple, but delicious.  It was an easy clean-up too because I just scooped the rice right onto the turmeric leaf.  The waste went right into the compost bin.

Delicious curried fish cooked in turmeric leaves.

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