For an introduction to dessert from the grill it doesn’t get any easier than this.
- 4 bananas
- not too ripe
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- ½ Teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ Teaspoon allspice
- ¼ Teaspoon ground cloves
- 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons dark rum
- Juice of one lime
- Ice cream
- A few berries to make things look real purdy.
Step One: Assemble your ingredients.
Step Two: Melt the butter
Step Three: Add the spices
Step Four: Add the sugar
Step Five: Don't forget the rum! We forgot to take a picture...Two tablespoons into the pot – the rest is for you. Stir and let thicken. Be careful to keep the heat low and occasionally stir so that the sauce does not clump up on you.
Step Six: While the sauce warms and thickens cut your bananas down the middle – leaving the skins on.
Step Seven: Squeeze the lime on the bananas.
Step Eight: Make sure your barbecue is warm.
Step Nine: Shoo the dog out of the way…
Step Ten: Generously brush about half of the sauce onto the bananas (of course you’ll be using your silicon basting brush which we’ve discussed here before).
Step Eleven: Put your bananas skin side up directly over the heat for 2-3 minutes.
Step Twelve: Wait…
Step Thirteen: Flip the bananas and grill the other side for about 2-3 minutes.
Step Fourteen: Put your ice cream and a few berries into a dish.
Step Fifteen: Remove the bananas from the grill and brush with the remaining sauce.
Step Sixteen: Slip the bananas out of their skins into the dishes with a knife.
Step Seventeen: Enjoy!