Bananas Fosters (serves 2)
- 1 TB unsalted butter
- 1/8 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp ground allspice
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
- 1/2 TB banana liqueur
- 1 under ripe banana, sliced in half lengthwise
- 1/8 cup dark rum
- 1/4 tsp ﬁnely grated orange zest
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream (optional)
Melt butter in a 10-inch heavy skillet over low heat.
Add brown sugar, allspice and nutmeg and stir until sugar dissolves.
Add banana liqueur and bring sauce to simmer.
Add bananas and cook for 1 minute on each side, carefully spooning sauce over bananas
as they are cooking. Remove bananas from pan to a serving dish.
Bring sauce to a simmer and carefully add the rum. If the sauce is very hot, the alcohol will
ﬂame on its own. If not, using stick ﬂame, carefully ignite and continue cooking until ﬂame
dies out, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. If sauce is too thin, cook for 1 to 2 minutes until it is
syrupy in consistency.
Add orange zest and stir to combine. Immediately spoon the sauce over bananas and serve with wafﬂes, crepes, or ice cream