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Bananas Foster

When my husband and I worked in the Caribbean running a yacht as captain and chef, something we did for three years, this was a stand by and always a big hit.  I constantly changed the fruit and the liquor depending on what was at the market that day (my absolute favorite place to be on the islands), always serving it with my own ice cream.  It’s easily increased or decreased depending on the number of folks you are serving.

Bananas Foster

4 bananas, peeled
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup)
juice from 1 lime
1 cup brown sugar
1 oz. crème de banana
2 oz. light rum
vanilla ice cream

Cinnamon or freshly grated nutmeg

Cut the bananas into 4 diagonal pieces each.  Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.  Melt the butter.  Add the sugar and cinnamon and swirl the pan until the sugar is melted.  Add the bananas and coat with the sugar.  Add the lime and then the crème de banana and rum.  Let it flame and then die out.  Serve immediately over ice cream.  Garnish with cinnamon or nutmeg.

Serves 4

Kinda dreaming about those warm Caribbean winter nights when we could sit out on deck without bugs or sweaters and soak up the amazing starlit sky.

© 2009 Anne Mahle

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