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Bananas on the grill...?

Postby oklahomajewel » Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:47 pm

hi all.... I was in Waldenbooks the other night and looking at the bbq / grilling cookbooks and found this receipe (also many more with cook in foil packets!)

Place a banana STILL IN THE PEEL directly on the coals.
Turn frequently until the skin turns dark, then remove.
Slice the banana open, spread on a little butter and sprinkle with cinnamon / sugar.

Anyone ever tried this? Sounds like it would be good with some ice cream too!
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Postby Chris C » Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:06 pm

When I was in Thailand and Vietnam during the war, street vendors used to grill bananas all the time. They were quite good...............though I've never tried it at home with our bananas.
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Postby mexican tear » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:53 pm

A staple in Mexico is fried bannanas. They eat them with everything.

Yes, they are great.

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Postby asianflava » Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:33 pm

My mom would take egg roll wrappers and put Plantains in them (after they turned brown) with a little brown sugar and Jackfruit. Then they would go into the deep fryer until golden brown. YUM :thumbsup:

If she didn't wrap them, she would slice them and fry them up. I used to get some fried Plantains at a Jamacian or Cuban restaurant when I lived in FL.
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Postby dmb90260 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:01 am

asianflava wrote:My mom would take egg roll wrappers and put Plantains in them (after they turned brown) with a little brown sugar

Note: the operative word is Plantain, not your mothers Dole bananas. They are related but quite different. :?
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Postby oklahomajewel » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:39 am

I wondered that too... if plantains would grill up better. but I've never eaten them .
Are they about the same texture and taste? thicker skin?

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Postby jgalt » Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:10 am

Plantains are not sweet at all. And they keep their shape well during cooking - bananas will fall apart after a certain point.
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Postby asianflava » Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:15 am

jgalt wrote:Plantains are not sweet at all. And they keep their shape well during cooking - bananas will fall apart after a certain point.


They get sweet when they ripen, totally brown on the outside. There is a fine line though, if you wait too long they are too mushy.
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Postby kajamelu4 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:04 pm

Have you ever heard of banana boats? Take a banana, peel one section back but leave connected. Slice long ways down the banana. Push choc. chip, nuts, coconut, etc. in the slice. Place the peel back over, and wrap in foil. Place on grill, or in coals, for about 10 minutes (how long depends on the temperature), flipping it over at least once. Open, and enjoy your snack. Use a spoon, and if you are feeding kids, you may want to wait til after dark. The banana boats look kinda yucky, but taste good!
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Postby jgalt » Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:36 pm

asianflava,

I guess the starch turns to sugar at this point. I haven't used plantains much, I'll look for this fine line in the future - thanks!

Not to say that unripe plaintains aren't great eating, but the ripe phase are certainly another aspect to explore. Plaintains are a bit rare in the US.

Just curious - did you spend time enjoying food in another country?
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Postby hoytedow » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:11 pm

Plantains(platanos) taste best when the skin is yellow. Baked at 395 degrees for 40 minutes and split down the side, slip in some shredded 4 cheese Sargento Mexican while still hot. Deee-licious!
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Postby asianflava » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:58 pm

Holy old thread Batman! I didn't even know I had replied to this (over 6yrs ago) until I opened it.
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Postby hoytedow » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:08 am

It is an old thread, but a good one and I am new here so it is new to me.
I also love bananas and plantains, so why not post?
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Postby jandmz » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:04 pm

kajamelu4 wrote:Have you ever heard of banana boats? Take a banana, peel one section back but leave connected. Slice long ways down the banana. Push choc. chip, nuts, coconut, etc. in the slice. Place the peel back over, and wrap in foil. Place on grill, or in coals, for about 10 minutes (how long depends on the temperature), flipping it over at least once. Open, and enjoy your snack. Use a spoon, and if you are feeding kids, you may want to wait til after dark. The banana boats look kinda yucky, but taste good!


We did this with chocolate chips and caramel on a campout last summer. Yes, really good!!!
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Re: Bananas on the grill...?

Postby Desert-rat » Fri May 31, 2013 1:04 am

I could see doing a bananas foster type approach with this

would need firm nanners though not fully ripe ones.

your grill would need to be very clean and HOT... :thinking: maybe if you skewered them on chopsticks (not seperated) and roasted them over the fire like marshmallows

drizzle with caramel sauce and some icecream.

I make Bananas Foster often as a show off dessert 8)


Grilled Pineapple is good too, highly recommend it... if you like pineapple anwyay
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