More rum recipes for National Rum Day. Celebrate by making Les Bananes Flambees. Who doesn't love flaming bananas!?
1/3 Cup Sugar
4 T butter
Juice of ½ lemon
½ cup dark rum
Splash of vanilla
Garnish: toasted almonds or toasted coconut
Split bananas in half lengthwise after they are peeled. Bring skillet to medium-high heat. Roll your bananas to coat in sugar. Add butter to the pan to melt and then add bananas. Zest the orange on top. Add a splash of vanilla. Flip the bananas once you get some color. Deglaze with lemon juice. Pour in rum and ignite by touching a match to the pan’s edge. Baste bananas until flame dies and transfer to serving platter. Continue to cook the sauce for a bit and then pour on top. Sprinkle with garnish.