banana leaves and cooking-- what kind?

merrybookwyrmMay 30, 2012

Is a particular type of banana leaf used for cooking? Or could you use anything from basjoo to Cavendish to wrap food in for cooking? What about variegated varieties?

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sandy0225(z5 Indiana)

you can use any kind, but the red leaved ones make your food turn a funny color, kind of a reddish brown. Not real appetizing on fish and chicken, but not really noticable on beef.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 4:13PM
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merrybookwyrm

Thank you very much!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 4:37PM
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Bamatufa(7 - Trussville, AL)

Here's a leaf for you that would go well with 20-30 lbs of grilled meat or fish.....

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 9:31PM
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ShawnaTX(7)

thats a huge. what kind of banana is that?

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 11:09PM
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Bamatufa(7 - Trussville, AL)

Saba. Stem broke so I cut it down.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 1:23PM
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