Your best banana recipes
- alexthepink Mar 2, 2010 06:40 AM
I'm looking for great recipes for using up leftover bananas - sweet/savoury anything really. There must be more than banana bread!
Ok, I have 2.
First, take two Vanilla wafers and spread peanut butter on one. Add a slice of banana and top with the other Vanilla wafer. When my sister and I were little, my mother would make a plate of about 10 of them and we would pretend they were hamburgers like Jughead used to eat on The Archies.
Second, just peel a banana and take a knife and slather Nutella on each bite.
Oh! And a peanut butter and banana sandwich just can't be beat either!
At camp we had a variation on this -- called banana boats: Keep the bananas peeled. slice open lengthwise, big enough to stuff with chocolate chips, and marshmellows. Close / seal the bananas up with tin foil, put in fire for a while, until cooked and gooey. Open and eat the banana right out of the tin foil and peel! Oh such memories. Probably can be done in regular oven ..... I may try this soon, as bananas have been cheap at BJ's lately!
Here are a few links on the savory end, Curried Shrimp and Bananas, the first being a Carribbean-style recipe and the other, a rather involved Thai recipe. I also included a link for a simpler dish:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/wo... ) You could certainly make this simpler by using a Thai curry paste, green or red would be great with the shrimp
This link is for a Southern-style Curried Shrimp dish with bananas, very simple, but you could dress it up with vegetables, garlic and ginger, red or green peppers, tomatoes,green beans, whatever:
Then there's the classic grilled peanut butter-banana sandwich. Good with bacon, too.