Sooo Steamy

I LOVE to cook. I take pride in what I make.  What kills me is watching people just chow down mindlessly and not even realize what they just put in their mouths.

I don’t make as much fish as I would like, since my husband doesn’t like the smell of fish in the prepping stages.  I was determined to figure out a way to make it so  he had NO idea what was happening right under his nose AND it would happen in that fantastical pressure cooker of mine.

So how was I to slow the pace of eating and get my husband to eat more fish? DUH!!! Make it look like a nice present.

WHO DOESN’T LIKE SOMETHING ALL WRAPPED UP IN A NICE PACKAGE?  If I put all my efforts into making a tasty and healthy meal, why not work a little to open that meal up.


  • 1 medium Parsnip (finely diced)
  • 1 medium carrot (finely diced)
  • 1 small white yam (peeled like ribbons)
  • 1 small sweet onion ( chopped small)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp of fresh ginger
  • 2 shakes of the turmeric
  • 4 shakes of the Five Spice Powder
  • 1 full can of Organic coconut milk
  • a little olive oil to saute onions (tbsp)
  • 1 mango
  • collard green or cabbage or some hardy green for wrapping.



Saute onions, garlic, and ginger in olive oil.  Add in the rest of the veggies and add the coconut milk, turmeric and 5 spice powder.


These 3 items along with garlic and ginger are just PERFECT!!!!


Veggies getting saucy



Rinse your fish and squeeze lemon on it. I used a white fish called Paiche .



clean your collard green or green of choice so it is ready to lay your fish on.


Cut your mango in thin strips so it is ready to layer.


fish, mango…


veggies, more mango…


wrap it up like a nice little green present.


4 presents in the pressure cooker on the steam rack for 20 minutes.      *If you wanted to bake this, wrap it in parchment paper instead of green.  Place in a backing pan and bake on 400 for about 15 mins.  Everyone’s ovens are different.  Depending on the thickness of your fish you could range from 12-17 mins.

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Once the present was opened, this perfectly cooked and seasoned piece of fish was ready. My husband had his with asparagus.


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