8 palm-size grouper filets
Salt and pepper
Banana leaves, enough to make 16 eight-by-eight-inch squares
4 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped
16 green-onion tops, chopped
4 small bonnet peppers, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 limes, sliced in half

Lay each fish filet on square of banana leaf, and sprinkle both sides of filets with salt and pepper. Toss vegetables and garlic together, and top fish with even portions. Squeeze half a lime on each. Fold banana leaf into square parcel, and tie with package string. Wrap loosely with another leaf (to keep string from burning), and place on grill. Grill each side 4 to 5 minutes. Filets are ready when package is firm to pressure of fork. Open banana leaves and serve.

From “The Calypso Kitchen,” originally featured in Domain, Summer 1988