Get Nourished recipes: Feast on fish for heart health

This week on Get Nourished, Zoe Bingley-Pullin puts together a steamy and mouthwatering dish for fish lovers that’s full of zest and Omega-3 for the heart.

Whether you’re a fish lover, looking to boost heart health or if you simply enjoy treating yourself to a tantalising meal, this recipe is for you.

Zoe’s banana leaf steamed snapper with broccolini makes perfect use of the delicateness and sweet taste of snappers, pairing it with a mix of different flavours and textures.

Packed with lime juice, sesame seeds and a pinch of zest topped with some chilli for a hint of heat, this recipe is not only fun for your tastebuds but it packs loads of heart health benefits.

The Omega-3 fatty acids and protein from the fish could help lower the risk of heart disease.

Plus, the broccolini is high in antioxidants.

Best part of all? You can choose to omit the salt and still get a punch of flavour.

Keep the heart happy and try this steamed snapper with broccolini by Zoe Bingley-Pullin, as seen on Get Nourished on The House of Wellness TV show.

Zoe Bingley-Pullin’s Banana Leaf Steamed Snapper with Zesty Broccolini


4 x 150g snapper fillets

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp ginger, grated

1 red chilli, sliced 

2 bunches broccolini, ends trimmed

Juice and zest of 1 lime

Extra virgin olive oil

Sesame seeds, toasted 

Salt and pepper, to taste


Step 1. 

To prepare the marinade, mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, ginger and chilli in a bowl before setting aside.

Step 2.

Place each portion of snapper in the centre of a piece of banana leaf or parchment paper and top with soy marinade before enclosing. If using banana leaf, you can use a kitchen twine to help secure the leaf closed.

Step 3.

Place a bamboo steamer over a wok or a frying pan that is filled halfway with water. Then, place the snapper parcels into the steamer and let steam for approximately 10 minutes or until the fish is cooked through.

Step 4.

Generously coat the broccolini with olive oil and place on a heated griddle pan over medium-high, cooking for approximately 10 minutes while turning often as it begins to char. Remove from the heat and plate up with a drizzle of lime juice, lime zest, sesame seeds and season to taste. If the sesame seeds aren’t already toasted, add to a medium-high heated pan and gently stir until they start to darken before removing.

Step 5.

Serve the steamed snapper alongside the broccolini.