Servings: Serves 8
To make red pepper sauce: Place the peppers, garlic and oregano in a blender.
Puree while adding the olive oil in a steady stream. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a squeeze bottle or a bowl and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
To make tilapia: Blanch the banana leaves by plunging them into the boiling water for 1 minute. Remove and immediately submerge in ice water for 1 minute. Drain. Lay with the smooth side of the leaves up on a baking sheet lightly greased with olive oil.
Place each fillet skin side up on a banana leaf and season with salt and pepper. Fold each corner of the leaf over as if you were wrapping a gift. Flip the fish over gently so that the seam side is down.
Place the fish in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
To serve: Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut a slit across the top of the banana leaf, and drizzle or spoon the red pepper sauce over the fish. Serve hot.
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Published on September 04, 2009