Banana Leaves Wrapped Flame Grilled “Talakitok” Recipe


  • 1 x 5kilo “Talakitok”
  • 2 x 3kilo “Kubal Kubal”
  • Both fully cleaned. Abdomen slitted and on both sides at least 4 x 2 inches apart These will be the areas where seasoning will be applied for full flavor penetration.
  • 60 grams fine salt
  • 100 ml. EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 15 grams ground black pepper
  • 15 grams nutmeg powder
  • 10 grams ground oregano
  • 10 grams coriander powder
  • 15 grams garlic powder

Banana Leaves Wrapped Flame Grilled “Talakitok” Recipe


  1. Mix all powder ingredients in suitable container. Whisk well. Set aside.
  2. Brush oil on ALL sides of fishes ensuring slits are well reached as well as inside of head and belly.
  3. On ALL parts, by fingers, sprinkle blended ingredients. Ensure inside and slits are filled. If there’s excess, rub on all parts of body.
  4. Lay foil in a table. 1 longer than fish-sized foil up-1 down-1 in the middle.Place banana leaf top of middle foil. Lay seasoned fish atop banana leaf.
  5. Cover top of fish with banana leaf then foil.
  6. Fold along sides ensuring there will be no escape of steam and juices as fish is grilled. If there’s a need to add more foil to wrap, go ahead. Place banana leaf top of middle foil. Lay seasoned fish atop banana leaf.
  7. Repeat for other fishes.
  8. As fish is larger than burner, on medium flame, put wrapped fish ensuring ½ of it is heated. Grill for 7 minutes.
  9. Slide to cook other half. Grill now for just 5 minutes.
  10. Turn fish to other side. Grill ½ of fish for 5 minutes. Slide and grill the other half for another 5 minutes.
  11. You are DONE. Witness your tenderest-juiciest-tastiest creation.
  12. Garnish and see the eyes of diners go wide as they partake on these gigantic sea creatures.

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