|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Total Carbohydrate 32g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||9%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and provides a delicious dessert for a special occasion, or the perfect ending for a romantic dinner for two. Bananas are sliced in half, browned in a skillet, and cooked in rum and sugar with just a touch of lime juice. It is then flambéed, and a dollop of homemade vanilla ice cream is added, if you desire, to provide the ultimate finishing touches. Yum!
This flambé is similar to the New Orleans dessert known as Bananas Foster.
Gather the ingredients.
Peel and halve each banana lengthwise.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Brown the bananas 5 minutes on each side.
Add the sugar and pour in the rum.
Cook for 2 minutes.
Sprinkle with lime juice and serve at once with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
What is Bananas Foster?
Bananas Foster was created at New Orlean's Brennan's Restaurant in the 1950s. It is similar to the above Bananas flambé recipe in that firm-ripe bananas are sliced lengthwise and sautéed. But butter is used, not oil, along with dark-brown sugar, dark rum, lemon juice, and banana liqueur. It is flambéed and served with vanilla ice cream. The dessert was named after a loyal Brennan's customer, Richard Foster.
Source: "French Caribbean Cuisine" by Stephanie Ovide (Hippocrene Books)