By FAR the best recipe we had — though not the most colorful — was the Bananas Foster with pineapple we made for the FOX 9 morning crew this Sunday on the Vermont Castings 401 Signature Series gas grill.
Joe’s live TV debut came smack dab in the middle of our BBQ Grill Expo, though you can still cash in on grill discounts through April 17.
So how good is this recipe? Well, I’m lactose intolerant, and I still ate a bowl of it. Yum!
We’ve already gotten requests for the recipe, so here it is:
Grilled Tropical Bananas Foster
3 firm bananas
1 thinly sliced fresh pineapple rings
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. rum extract or 2 Tbsp. dark rum
Heat grill to medium high heat. Place butter in a large, grill-safe bowl (we used metal) and heat until melted. Remove.
Meanwhile, grill bananas in their peels about 6 minutes per side, or until brown.
To make glaze, add brown sugar, cinnamon and rum to melted butter.
Peel bananas (careful, they’re steamy!), cut in fourths and add to glaze. Then add pineapples and toss fruit in glaze until coated.
Put bowl back on the grill for about 10 minutes (or so…use your judgment) to warm up again and let all the delicious flavors combine!
Scoop vanilla ice cream into bowls and spoon 1/6 of glazed fruit mixture on top.