Steamed fish package (tashmul de pescado)

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ pounds Freshwater fish -
1 x Perch, bass, trout - diced
½ cup Tomato, sliced
¼ cup Onion, sliced thin
½ teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon Salt, or to taste
½ teaspoon Thyme
2 eaches Bay leaves
2 eaches Mashan leaves -OR-
2 eaches Sheets aluminum foil

Mix the diced fish, tomato, onion, black pepper, salt, thyme and bay leaves together. Put the mixture in the middle of the leaves or foil, fold over each half to the center, then fold over each end toward the middle.

Steam the packages in a Chinese-style steamer over hot water over moderate heat for 30 minutes.

Unwrap and serve hot in the wrappers.

Variation: This procedure works very well if you substitute a 1-pound fillet of an ocean fish shch as scrod, sea bass, mackerel, or whatever is one's personal preference.

Source: False Tongues and Sunday Bread by Copeland Marks

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