How to Soften Banana Leaves
Holding 1 of the banana leaves with tongs, quickly pass leaf over gas burner on medium heat several times until pliable. (Do not overheat the leaf or it will become brittle.)
Garnish with extra chopped peanuts and thinly sliced habanero chiles just before serving.
The banana leaves might need to be cut into smaller, or larger, pieces depending on the size of the meat used. Measure meat, then cut the leaves so they are large enough to completely enclose the meat. If the banana leaves are too small, you can use additional leaves to make a piece large enough to wrap each tenderloin, overlapping sides of leaves as necessary to form the desired-size piece.