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Having a big seafood spread doesn’t always mean a huge preparation and cooking time. If you have an oven in the kitchen, here’s a quick and simple way of conjuring up a seafood spread that is not only delicious, but also very simple to make.

Here is my way of exploiting this seafood bounty in under half an hour. Here I use fish, prawns, and squid, but you can also easily add clams or even crabs in the mix. While I use barramundi (siakap) here, the type of fish is also replaceable.

off they go into the oven
off they go into the oven


  • one barramundi fish (siakap)
  • 12 large prawns, shell on
  • 300 gram squid, remove eyes & beak
  • 4 green chili, halves
  • 2 tomato, halves
  • 2 onion, cut in cubes
  • 1 bulb garlic, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • herbs for fish – i use dill
  • banana leaf

baked fish, prawns, and squid
baked fish, prawns, and squid


  • salt and pepper on the prawns
  • rub salt & chicken bullion on the fish on both sides
  • rub salt & pepper & turmeric on squid
  • arrange seafood and all ingredients on a sheet of banana leaf on baking tray
  • generously pour olive oil on the seafood
  • sprinkle some salt on everything
  • bake in 180 Celsius for 20 minutes

Discuss : KY cooks – Baked Barrumundi & Seafood Recipe

  1. Previously, it was a convenient one pot meal…and now it’s a fuss-free one tray meal (well, it could have been one tray if you had a large enough one…hehehe)! 😉 The best thing about a meal like this is that there’s very little washing up to do…just eat direct off the tray. 😀

    • eatwhateatwhere: haha yah, it’s a lot easier prepping & cleaning for sure!

  2. Gorgeous! That banana leaf will bring the taste to a whole new level!

  3. Wah, easy and fuss fress one tray meal, working mother (aka lazy mother LOL) like me super loves this linf of recipe! I’ll suggest to put more veggies to make it a more complete meal, LOL

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