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Bananas Foster

By Nathan Coker
In Blog
Jan 31st, 2024

styling by Taylor Bennett
photograph by Kelly Moore Clark

Get into the festive spirit of Mardi Gras by whipping up a delectable batch of Bananas Foster, where ripe bananas are caramelized and flambéed.

1 ounce butter
½ cup light brown sugar
¼ tsp  cinnamon
1 ½ ounces banana liqueur
1 ½ ounces aged rum
½ banana per person

Combine butter, sugar and cinnamon in a flambe pan. As the butter melts under medium heat, add the banana liquor and stir to combine. As the saute starts to cook, peel the bananas and add to the pan. Cook the bananas until they begin to soften (around 2 minutes). Tilt back the pan to slightly heat the far edge Once hot, carefully add the aged rum, and tilt the pan toward the flame to ignite the rum. Make sure to stir the sauce to ensure that all the alcohol cooks out. Serve cooked bananas over ice cream and top with sauce in the pan. Add pecans on top. 
*Recipe from brennansnewolreans.com.