Saturday, May 18, 2013

Cajun Cooking: Bananas Foster

In Part Two of my Cajun Cooking segment, here is the recipe for Bananas Foster. I'm not normally a fan of bananas in dessert, but I did find this to be pretty good. We might have left the bananas on the heat a bit too long which made them caramelize, but it turned out ok. Or maybe it was the Abita beer talking...

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

1 comment:

  1. I didn't hear him say to turn off the heat before putting in the bananas. Haha I also wasn't a fan of the orange zest, but this is one of my favorite desserts!