Bananas Foster Recipe from Chef Jill Sandique

It was a fruitful event and worth attending. To cap the cooking demo, Chef Jill Sandique prepared a fruit based dessert similar to bananas flambé which is one of New Orleans’ best known desserts.

Bananas Foster Recipe
Bananas Foster Recipe

For the unfamiliar, Flambe is a cooking procedure in which alcohol is added to a hot pan to create a burst of flames. The word means flamed in French (thus, in French, flambé is a past participle; the verb is flamber). (source : Wikipedia)

Banana Flambe
Banana Flambe

Ingredients:

½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
6 to 8 ripe bananas, peeled and halved
2 to 4 tablespoons banana liqueur
¼ to ½ teaspoon dark rum
1 pint vanilla ice cream

Procedure:

1. In a flambé pan, put together butter, sugar and cinnamon. Place pan over moderate heat and cook until the mixture caramelizes.

2. Add the bananas and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, warm the banana liqueur and rum in a soup ladle. Ignite and pour over bananas. Shake the pan until the flame subsides.

4. To serve, place a scoop of ice cream in a serving bowl or plate. Arrange banana halves around the ice cream. Drizzle with sauce.

5. Serve immediately.

Chef’s Tip: You may also garnish this dessert with toasted almond flakes and macerated raisins.

This cooking demo was made possible by The Maya Kitchen and Lea and Perrins Seasonings. Thanks Mucho!!

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1 Comment

  • arpee lazaro says:

    i so wanted to go but noreen had to see her cardiologist that day. chef jill sandique is one of my favorite celebrity chefs. her culinary style is so close to home and yet has international flavor.

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