Banana leaves, found in most Latin markets, are used in the cooking of Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia to wrap foods for steaming. Choose fresh looking leaves with no signs of browning. Rinse leaves well before using and cut out leaf's spine. Before wrapping, soften by dipping in boiling water.
The best known and most popular version of snapper is the red snapper. It's flesh is reddish in color and it has red eyes. It is a firm textured fish that is available year round but it's peak season is the summer months.
When preparing fish, the terminology "dressed" refers to preparing the fish for cooking by scaling and removing the entrails or internal organs of the fish.