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Grilled Banana with Cherry Puree

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Post Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:22 pm
Bob-BQN User avatar
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I wanted a little dessert after dinner tonight so I whipped this up real quick from ingredients on-hand.

Halved and pitted several cherries. Then pureed them in a blender. Added sugar, vanilla, sour cream and a little lemon juice.
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Brought to a very low simmer. Halved a banana.
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Grilled the banana cut-side down then flipped over and topped with a little brown sugar. A little cherry wood was added to the coals just for ambiance.
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Close the lid on the grill to caramelize the sugar. Then plated and topped with the cherry puree.
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This is one of the rare times I actually used a spatula on the grill. Did want to risk loosing the soft bananas. The banana was sweet while the cherry puree added a tart tang, but not too tart.

Note to self: Next time I’ll not cook the cherry puree and keep it a fresh sauce to see which I like better. And maybe the sauce will retain a little more red color.

This was soooooo good!
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Post Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:06 pm
bigfish rare
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That looks so good!!! Where did you come up with that idea? Are bananas a common fruit for the grill? I've never seen that but I bet it's awesome! Think they would be good just with a little ice cream or something?

Post Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:16 pm
Grilly_McGrills well done
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I used to always eat fried bananas in mexico...I imagine grilled is just as tasty. The cherry sauce looks great...
Mmmmm, meat...

Post Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:57 pm
Bob-BQN User avatar
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The first time I grilled bananas was "Grilled Bananas Foster" from BBQ USA page 727:
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I've seen a few other folks grilling bananas over the last few weeks and just decided on a whim to cook one tonight. A weak moment I guess. :lol:

Add ice cream and you might just have yourself a grilled banana-split! 8)
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Post Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:48 pm
T-Rex well done
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That looks really good Bob. Great looking combo.

Post Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:08 am
jhigley rare
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Yum! Great idea! :o
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Rub it on... serve it dry.

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Post Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:54 am
Delaware Smoker well done
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Bob,not only are your meals great,but your deserts ain't bad either :wink:
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