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Muay Thai Banana Recipe
I was looking for a sexy recipe for Valentine grilling. I decided on 'Grilled Chicken Hearts' which, although a tad obvious, would make for a fine Valentine meal. Problem is - my own sweetheart wasn't 'in love' with the idea of eating chicken hearts (good thing I didn't tell her about my prairie oyster idea). So, we settled on bananas...
Muay Thai Bananas
Grilled bananas are pure awesomeness. Also, they are scientifically proven to get you more lovin' so, this Valentine's Day, say "I love you" with some grilled fruit. This recipe gives the bananas a definite Asian sensation. Definitely not 'low-fat' but it's awfully delicious. Combine with some ice cream for a dessert that your sweetheart will love. Close your eyes and pretend that you're Yul Brynner on-set in 'The King and I' (not 'Westworld' - I'll bet Yul didn't get within two miles of a grilled dessert on-set of Westworld).
- 6 bananas
- 3 tablespoons grated coconut
- 60g unsalted butter
- Zest of one orange
- 4 Tbsp lime juice
- 6 Tbsp Grand Marnier
- 3 tsp sesame seeds
Assemble your ingredients.
Put the bananas on the grill. Use direct, medium heat and grill until the bananas are thoroughly blackened.
Heat up your frying pan and toast the coconut until it's begins to brown. Set aside.
Remove the blackened bananas. They shouldn't be so burnt that they're completely mushy.
Melt butter in saucepan.
Add grated ginger and orange zest.
Add Grand Marnier and lime juice.
Ignite the concoction and flare off some of the precious alcohol. Once extinguished, keep enough heat on the mixture so that it stays warm.
Split the bananas in half and remove from the skins. Be gentle.
Spoon on the mixture from your saucepan.
Top with shredded coconut and sesame seeds.
We added a little chocolate sauce for drama. Delicious.