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Grilled Red Snapper in Banana Leaves

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4 servings

If you've got beautiful red snapper on your hands, serve it in style! Wrap it up in banana leaves and cook it whole on the grill.

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Cut 1 orange into slices; place in the inside cavity of the fish. Place fish on banana leaves; brush generously with barbecue sauce on both sides. Wrap fish in leaves.
  • Grill fish 35 to 40 min., turning several times, or until cooked through and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, section remaining oranges by cutting a 1/2-inch thick slice off the top and bottom ends of oranges. Cut the peel and the pith away from the fruit with a sharp paring knife, using a downward motion that follows the shape of the orange. Cut the orange segments into small cubes; place in a medium bowl. Add any juice from oranges, hearts of palm, onions, cilantro and ham. Serve fruit salsa with fish.

Cooking Know-How

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.

Food Facts

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.

Cooking Know-How

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.


  • 4 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low fat
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 1/2 Carbohydrate
  • 1 Fruit
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 4 Meat (VL)

Nutrition Bonus

Want to add more fish to your diet? Try this low-fat fish that's a good source of vitamin C from the oranges.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 260
Total fat 2.5g
Saturated fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 610mg
Carbohydrate 28g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 18g
Protein 32g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 70 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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Date published: 2007-11-11
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