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Caribbean Bananas

Lime juice and fresh lime zest add flavorful tang to the buttery-rum richness of this recipe. Grilling the bananas gives them a little bit of a smoky quality that is just right - not too overpowering. Our bananas were probably a little more ripe than they should have been, so we had a little trouble with breakage on the grill. To avoid that problem, choose bananas that are yellow, but still show some green near the stems.

Caribbean Bananas

Caribbean Bananas

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • The grated zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 4 - 6 bananas, ripe but firm, peeled and halved crosswise

Preparation:
Combine the butter, rum, brown sugar, lime juice and zest, and allspice in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over moderate heat.

Toss the bananas in the butter mixture to coat well and grill directly over hot coals for 4 to 5 minutes, turning 2 or 3 times. Return the bananas to the butter mixture and serve immediately.

Serves 4 to 6

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