Bananas Foster Recipe

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From Nola Cuisine

This classic New Orleans dessert is another creation of the late dutch Chef Paul Blangé of the early days of Brennan’s, and is now known worldwide. Created in 1951, Bananas Foster is named for Richard Foster, owner of the Foster Awning Company, chairman of the crime commision to clean up the French Quarter, and at the time, frequent customer of Brennan’s.
Bananas Foster is simple, elegant, and sinful all at the same time, and one of my absolute favorite desserts. I’ve adapted my recipe from the Brennan’s version with a few changes.
I took the seemingly strange addition of toasted sesame oil from the recipe for Bananas Bliss from Paul Prudhomme’s book, Louisiana Tastes. Once you taste the nutty depth of flavor that it adds to the dish, you will never go back.

Bananas Foster Recipe

1/4 Stick Unsalted Butter
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/8 Cup Banana Liquer
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 pinch Nutmeg
1 small pinch of salt
1 very small dash Toasted Sesame Oil
1 Banana
1/8 Cup Myers Dark Rum
1 Scoop Vanilla Ice Cream

Add the butter, brown sugar, and banana liquer to a saute pan. Cook until the sugar dissolves, then add the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and sesame oil. Add the banana and cook, basting often until the banana is soft. Add the rum, stir through and carefully ignite to burn off the alcohol:

The Bananas Foster Flambe

Continue to baste the banana slices until the flames subside. Serve over the ice cream on a chilled plate.

Makes 1 serving.

Other Chef Paul Blangé Creations:

Chicken Pontalba Recipe

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8 thoughts on “Bananas Foster Recipe”

  1. I was wondering if you could please e-mail me the bananas foster recipe for 500! We are hosting the 2006 Lorain County Cancer BAll here at DeLuca’s and this is what they asked for their desert!

    Thanks and your help is much appreciated!

    Yours in Hospitality,

    Chris Way
    General Manager

  2. This recipe is great i want to try it,but how i made banana liquer,because it is not available near me.
    If u know tell me

  3. this was originally made using pisang ambon liqueur. very,very had to find. i have 3 750ml bottles of it and several 50ml ones. use it IF you can find it. check ebay for them.. a pisang is a tiny green banana..
    i also use havana club rum another impossible item to find. if you see them on ebay grab them as ebay will pull them because they come from an embargoed country.. i have several from light to dark..

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