Grand Marnier Banana Flambé.

Fire. One flame. A mystic element of nature that warms our bodies, gives us light, and cooks our food. It’s rare to see a flame table side when dining out or enjoying a meal at home. The fire is typically done behind the scenes. If you’ve ever enjoyed banana’s flambé (or banana’s foster) it is often served table side since the flames (ignited by the heat and alcohol) create a wow-factor scene. A fun way to sense the heat and witness the beauty and wonder of a flame.

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Grand Marnier Banana Flambé.

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
Kosher salt

1 orange, juiced
3 ripe bananas, peeled, halved lengthwise and crosswise
1/2 cup dark rum
Ice cream, for serving

Directions

  1. Squeeze the orange and strain the juice.
  2. Melt the butter with the sugar and vanilla bean in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar caramelizes, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the liqueur, orange juice and a pinch of salt.
  3. Return the skillet to medium heat, add the bananas, cut-side down, and cook until glazed and golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and divide among bowls.
  4. Add the rum to the pan and return to medium heat. Warm for a few seconds without stirring, then carefully tilt the pan so the rum ignites (if using an electric stove, hold a lit match near the sauce to ignite it).
  5. Spoon the flaming sauce over the bananas.
  6. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

*Adapted from Food Network Kitchen

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Grand Marnier Banana Flambé.

Grand Marnier Banana Flambé.

  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

If you’ve ever enjoyed banana’s flambé (or banana’s foster) it is often served table side since the flames (ignited by the heat and alcohol) create a wow-factor scene. A fun way to sense the heat and witness the beauty and wonder of a flame.


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Ingredients

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
Kosher salt

1 orange, juiced
3 ripe bananas, peeled, halved lengthwise and crosswise
1/2 cup dark rum
Ice cream, for serving


Instructions

  1. Squeeze the orange and strain the juice.
  2. Melt the butter with the sugar and vanilla bean in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar caramelizes, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the liqueur, orange juice and a pinch of salt.
  3. Return the skillet to medium heat, add the bananas, cut-side down, and cook until glazed and golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and divide among bowls.
  4. Add the rum to the pan and return to medium heat. Warm for a few seconds without stirring, then carefully tilt the pan so the rum ignites (if using an electric stove, hold a lit match near the sauce to ignite it).
  5. Spoon the flaming sauce over the bananas.
  6. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Notes

Adapted from Food Network Kitchen