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Colorful Summer Grilling Party

Grilled Bananas Foster

Grilled Bananas Foster


6 ripe bananas
1/3 cup plus 2 Tbl unsalted buter
1 cup plus 2 Tbl brown sugar
¾ tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1-cup dark rum
Vanilla ice cream


Peel the bananas and cup in half lengthwise.  Melt 2 tablespoons of butter. 

Brush the bananas with the melted butter and sprinkle them with 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar.

Prepare the grill.  Cook bananas over direct high heat 4-6 minutes, turning once.  Remove bananas from the grill and hold.

Melt the remaining butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the remaining brown sugar, the cinnamon, and nutmeg, and cook until the sugar dissolves, stirring constantly.  Add rum and gently move the pan around to warm the rum, causing it to flame.  Continue cooking until the flame dies out.  Add the grilled bananas to the hot rum mixture and cook 3-4 minutes more.

To serve, place a large scoop of vanilla ice cream onto each of 6 serving dishes.  Place 2 banana halves over the ice cream and drizzle with some of the sauce.

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