Mango-Bananas Foster without the alcohol - late night snack/dessert
I watch way too much food network and have seen Rachael Ray and Emeril Lagasse (even Alton Brown) whip up Bananas foster. Everytime I saw them make it, I wanted to make it too. But I never did. This is a very easy, crowd pleasing dessert that comes together in a snap and is very easy to make. I cannot emphasize enough how easy it is. Anyone can do it.
The major issue I had with all the food network recipes is that there was always alcohol (rum and banana liqueur) in them. Emerill and Rachael always suggest setting some of the bananas aside for kids before adding the alcohol for the adults. I some how managed to assume that it wouldn't taste good without the alcohol.
But a couple of weeks ago, I did try the "kids version". I made bananas foster. All I can say is that it was amazing. I couldn't get enough of it. Tonight, I changed it up a little. I added sliced mango. Mangoes are my favorite fruit. It was even more heavenly with mangoes.
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 under ripe banana
- 1 mango
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice (optional)
- One skillet
- Peel and slice the mango into think strips or cubes. Half the banana and slice it at an angle. Keep aside.
- Put the pan on medium heat and add the butter. After the butter melts, add the brown sugar and stir until it integrates with the butter and melts. Add all the spices and mix.
- Add the sliced banana and the mango. Let them brown a little on both sides.
I used the Breyers Double Churned Vanilla Icecream (98% fat free) just so I don't feel guilty mentally of eating too much of this dessert!
Makes about 2-3 servings.