The Viking Cooking School Can Teach You How To Make Banana Leaf-Wrapped Snapper

Last updated: April 25, 2012 at 7:26 pm. Posted by in Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, The Viking Cooking School. 2 Comments on The Viking Cooking School Can Teach You How To Make Banana Leaf-Wrapped Snapper.

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There’s certainly something for everyone here in Atlantic City, and for those of you who like a good meal (seriously, who doesn’t?), in addition to mouth-watering restaurants, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City is the only place that offers a more hands on approach.

We were lucky enough to take a class at The Viking Cooking School (Yes, a blog at a cooking class…maybe that’s why the other students were looking at us funny. Do you think we could make the Guiness Book Of World Records for that?) and we want to share part of our delicous experience with you, our loyal readers. And there are probably so many of you considering this blog just launched. Moving on.

We liked this class from the start because we got a snack.

Viking Cooking School Snack

Nom noms.

And a cocktail of lemony goodness, Sierra Mist and rum.

Viking Cooking Class Cocktail

Jealous?

As part of the Thai Taste Explosions class, we learned how to make Banana-Leaf Wrapped Snapper (among lots of other things).

We started by making the foundation of the sauce which included garlic, cilantro, green onion and kaffir lime leaves. Grinding these ingredients together in a food processor makes a nice paste.

Viking Cooking School Banana Leaf-Wrapped Red Snapper Paste

An array of green goodness.

In a separate container (or measuring cup) you mix coconut milk, tamarind and yogurt together.

Viking Cooking Class Banana Leaf-Wrapped Snapper Sauce

White stuff.

Then you add some curry and the paste in a pan with some fish oil. Wait until the aroma is released and add the rest of the sauce or as we liked to call it, the white stuff. After mixing, reduce to medium heat.

Banana Leaf-Wrapped Snapper Viking Cooking School Fish Sauce

Voila!

Now it’s time for the red snapper.

Viking Cooking School Red Snapper

Raw fish. Yum.

Pat those babies down with a bit of salt and pepper.

Salt and peppered red snapper

A little (or a lot) s&p never hurt nobody.

Then add a little lemon juice.

Lemon juiced red snapper

When life hands you lemons, make banana leaf-wrapped snapper.

And wrap! Shiny side down.

Banana Leaf-Wrapped Snapper

It's like a body wrap...but for fish.

Then it’s time to bake in the oven. This is not supposed to be sushi. Twenty minutos at 400 degrees.

To see the final product topped with the yummy curry sauce, you should probably take the class at The Viking Cooking School yourself. We were too busy eating to show you. Sorry. Trust us when we say it was a party in our mouth. If a blog can do it, you can.

Check out the class schedule here and sign up for one!

 

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A music junkie and pop culture nerd, Jackie has been storytelling and producing exclusive content through various forms of media since she was a teenager running online fan clubs on Yahoo Groups. Remember those? A Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Ithaca College took her to the City of Angels where she scored bylines in The Hollywood Reporter and dabbled in music PR. An East Coast girl at heart, she circled back to her home state of New Jersey where she penned Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City’s Atlantic City Blog and hasn’t looked back since.

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