Midday Fix: 5-year-old chef makes salmon and rice dish

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Jackson Neubauer

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Jackson’s Recipe

Ingredients:
4 servings Uncle Ben’s Rice cooked
one bunch of chopped cilantro
juice of one to two limes
2-3 salmon fillets
a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
banana leaves – soaked in water so they are pliable
1/3 cup lemongrass, sliced
1/3 cup ginger, sliced
3/4 cup red pepper, sliced
zest from one lime
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Lay out banana leaf on large cookie sheet.  Place fillets in center of leaf.  Drizzle fish with olive oil, top with ginger, lemongrass, red pepper, 1/2 of lime juice and all lime zest.  Fold banana leaf over fillets like a square packet making sure all 4 sides are tucked in.  Bake for about 10 minutes. Cook Uncle Ben’s Rice according to box. Once it cools a bit, toss in all of chopped cilantro and the other half of the lime juice.  Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with fish when it’s done baking in the leaf.

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