Grilling Pork & Chicken in Banana Leaves


Pork Tenderloin with Chicken wrapped in Banana Leaves.


This dish is really way more simple than this photo might convey. Think of using the banana leaves in the place of aluminum foil to wrap the meat but the leaves provide actual flavor to your meal especially if you have a marinade or paste whipped up for the pieces of meat ahead of grilling or baking.



Leaves can be wrapped with tooth picks, skewers, or butcher's twine.



Grilled over charcoal with the lead closed and a hole in top to let the heat rise.


PASTE RECIPE...or Sorta RECIPE CHANGE WHAT YOU WANT


USING A FOOD PROCESSOR

  1. RED OR GREEN CHILLIES (USERS CHOICE TO AMOUNT)

  2. 3 INCH GINGER

  3. 10 GARLIC GLOVES

  4. PEPPER OR PEPPER CORN

  5. 1 SPOON CUMIN SEEDS

  6. 1 SPOON CORIANDER (POWDER OR SEEDS)

  7. 10 GARLIC

  8. 1/4 TURMERIC POWDER

  9. FREE STYLE WITH WHAT YOU WANT

  10. GRIND INTO A PASTE

  11. ADD TO MEATS WITH LEMON OR LIME JUICE

For Pork, Beef, Poultry depending on how thick the meat cuts are you could be looking at 2hrs. on the grill or 20mins with some fish. Cut open one the "leaf pamphlets" to check the meat for wellness or use an external thermometer. Keep an eye on the grill because leaves can be prone to burning and catching fire. Some banana leaves my require you wash and wipe them down to get off any dirt and to make the leaves more "foldable". I tracked my banana leaves down at The

Asian Market of Florence, South Carolina


And you can find banana leaves at amazon but you're buying without being able to inspect them. And reading the reviews the result vary greatly when you actually receive the leaves in the mail. 1lb. is generally enough for your 1st meal.



-Yeag

Food Photog + Eater