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.Print
Lime juice, fresh lime zest and rum add tangy flavor to this Caribbean-style banana dessert.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 to 6 servings
- 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
- 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.
Recipe adapted from WWRecipes.com