Banana leaves are the leaves of banana plant. They have various functions, such as for decoration, as in numerous Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies; for wrapping; for cooking, as in Thai cooking; and as placemats or in serving food, as in countries such as India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
These banana leaf boats are a wonderful way to present your seafood recipes or a lovely fresh fruit salad. Banana leaves can be purchased at Asian and Chinese food stores. Look for them in the freezer section, where they are usually sold frozen in plastic packages.
This Baked Salmon in Thai Red Curry Sauce is aromatic and delicious. Salmon steaks are baked for 20 minutes in an easy-to-make Thai red curry sauce that compliments the rich taste of the salmon. But unlike a lot of salmon sauce recipes, this one is lactose-free, calling for coconut milk instead of cream. If you’re game, cook or serve this salmon in a banana leaf boat.
The mousseline fish curry steamed in a banana leaf container is one of the few Cambodian foods that consistently strikes a chord with foreigners from everywhere.