Monday, March 31, 2008

Five Bananas Sitting on the Counter

I have been reading too many nursery rhymes and I have this one going in my head this evening....

Five spotted bananas sitting on the counter

One fell off and bumped her head

Mommy called the doctor and

the Doctor said

NO MORE old Bananas

jumping off the counter!

So, off with their old yellow jackets, and those bananas went on the pie plate with a little cinnamon, brown sugar, key lime juice and butter (no rum as this is rated P-G only)
Into the oven it goes at 375F for 15-20 mins.
This is the result of the P-G rated one.

But not this other one with coconut flakes and rum added to the bananas... it's rated R! Added some butter and brown sugar to a skillet, dropped a portion of the bananas to it, and did a flambé with a splash of rum and it. Served with some toasted coconut flakes and a sprig of mint.

In the end, more old yellow bananas sitting on this counter. I adapted this recipe from this website and used key lime juice instead of lemon juice. If you like to try the adult version with alcohol, try Alton Brown of Food Network's recipe below:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup (1.75 ounces) dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
2 bananas, sliced in half lengthwise
1/4 cup dark rum
1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest

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. Serve with waffles, crepes, or ice cream.

Note: The original rhymes had monkeys/joeys in place of O and Y bananas, but I think those monkeys or even joeys will enjoy this dish. The old and yellow part only applies to bananas. Restrictions apply on the rum part and please do not drink and drive. Hope you enjoyed these bananas and Good night!


TBC said...

I like what you've done! Why didn't I think of it. I *always* have bananas begging to be used.

Anonymous said...

I remember that ryhme from when the kids were here. I will have that adult version lah!

Unknown said...

hiiii...i just made grilled choco bananas...and normally in indonesia we had them with a mountain of cheese...hihi minus the alcohol of course ^_^

Big Boys Oven said...

so nice and yet so simple! walio!