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Carmelized Bananas

July 21, 2010

~ Mary ~

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An easy simple treat to throw on the grill after dinner.  The coconut milk really has a lot of flavor when reduced!  You can make the sauce up quite a bit in advance and have the kids skewer the bananas right before grilling.

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I used apple bananas if you use larger bananas Steve Raichlen advises to partially flatten them half-way through grilling for more even cooking.  I advise to definently use two skewers or you’ll have a dickens of a time flipping them over.

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we were pretty prolific last year: Greek Marinated Spatchcock Chicken, Rustic Crustless QuicheShrimp Cake Stacks

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Carmelized Bananas

from Planet Barbecue!

In a saucepan over medium heat combine:

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1/4 – 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1-14ounce Can Coconut Milk – unsweetened

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Bring to a boil whisking to dissolve sugar.  Simmer until it gets thick and golden in color.

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Cool, can be made a day in advance, just bring it to room temp before using.

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Skewer your bananas.

Grill over medium-high heat on an oiled grate with a double layer of foil to protect skewers – as seen in the photos.

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Grill 1-3 minutes on each side then dip or brush on the sauce.  Return to grill and continue to cook until they get dark and sizzle.

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Serve on platter drizzled with more sauce.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. July 21, 2010 7:50 pm

    I have thought about making these for a long time now, seeing these pictures its now a must do! looks wonderful!

  2. July 24, 2010 4:07 pm

    Those would be a big hit around here.
    Haven’t heard the word “dickens” in a while…cute!

    By the way we made your glazed peaches, they rocked, the sauce is genius!
    LL

  3. July 25, 2010 3:18 pm

    I luv banana what-evers…never thought of grilling them…can’t wait to try this. The banana’s don’t stick to the grates? Yum..luv it!

  4. July 25, 2010 4:11 pm

    Looks delicious and simple

  5. July 25, 2010 7:00 pm

    never heard of apple bananas – like the two skewer idea

  6. Jessie -- The Messie Kitchen permalink
    July 25, 2010 7:20 pm

    Wow. This would be wonderful overtop some vanilla ice cream!!

  7. July 25, 2010 8:41 pm

    I’ve seen bananas fried and sauteed but on the grill is definitely different! These look great and I can imagine the flavor of the coconut milk on them after they get those beautiful grill marks 😀

  8. July 25, 2010 11:15 pm

    These look so fun for entertaining. Thanks!

  9. July 26, 2010 3:50 am

    Wow…this looks great. This would be very good for BBQ party too. I would love to try. the sauce sounds very delicious.

  10. July 26, 2010 8:11 am

    Good on a stick, on a grilled, with sweet sauce sounds perfect to me.

  11. July 26, 2010 5:47 pm

    Oh, I can do these! Two sticks would be a necessity for us. I tend to lose things in the coals all the time. Thanks!

  12. foodlvr permalink
    August 6, 2010 9:55 pm

    This looks so good. I have Planet Barbecue but haven’t had time to really go through it yet and I haven’t cooked from it yet. Can’t wait though. I agree that a double skewer would be the way to go as it will make it much easier to flip. Thanks for the recipe.

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