Spanish mackerel with spices and rice

Air-fried Spanish Mackerel with Spices and Rice

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Main courses

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Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Numbers of Portions: 2

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Preparation time: 15 min


Ingredients A

2 pieces (5g)

Birds' eye chilies, Blend

2 cloves (15g)

Garlic, Blend

1 medium (20g)

Onion, Blend

1 inch (10g)

Ginger, Blend

2 small sticks (10g)

Lemongrass, Cut into small pieces

1 tablespoon

Curry powder

½ tablespoon

Turmeric powder

1 tablespoon

Tamarind paste

2 pieces

Kaffir lime leaves, Remove stem and slice thinly

1 teaspoon



Ingredients B

2 pieces (300 g)

Mackerel fillet, Cleaned

1 piece

Banana leaves, *Cleaned and soften

1 piece

Aluminum foil, 20-30 cm long

2 cups (200 g)

Cooked brown rice

6 pieces (50g)


2 smalls

Lime, Optional

  1. Combine all ingredients A (blended ingredients, curry powder, turmeric powder, tamarind paste, kaffir lime leaves, and salt) in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Cut and clean a piece of banana leaf around 8 inches. Place on an aluminum foil.
  3. Preheat Air-fryer at 200-degree celcius for 3 minutes.
  4. Layer half of ingredients A on the banana leaf, put fish fillets, and top with the rest of ingredients A.
  5. Fold the aluminum foil neatly and cook in the Air fryer at 200-degree celcius for 25 minutes.
  6. Serve with cooked brown rice, lettuce, and lime for extra taste.


*Tips: Soften banana leaves by holding them directly on top of a burner, moving them slowly to heat until the whole leaf becomes glossy.