Grilled Banana Leaf Wrapped Grouper


  • 1 cup thinly sliced fresh mango
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 oz Rum
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 Grouper filet, 6oz each
  • 2 tbsp. bbq seasoning
  • 4 Banana leaves, cut to 12” squares
  • 4 tsp. Butter

In a bowl combine the mango, pineapple, onions, peppers, orange juice, rum and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.

Season grouper fillets with bbq seasoning rubbing the seasoning into the flesh.

Warm the banana leaf squares over the grill to make them more pliable. Place one square of banana leaf on a flat surface. Place on piece of grouper in the center and cover with ¼ of the marinated tropical fruit and a little of its juice. Top with a teaspoon of butter. Fold the sides of the leaf over the fish creating a bundle. Repeat with the other three portions.

Using butcher twine secure each bundle.

Preheat grill to medium high.

Place the grouper bundles on the grill and roast for 12 to 15 minutes turning once.

Remove from grill and allow too rest for two minutes before opening. Being careful of the escaping steam.

Serves 4

banana grouper