I catered a huge family party last summer for a friend. I believe about 80 friends and family members were at this gathering. I don’t know that I have ever laughed harder in my life. Everyone was very nice and welcoming, and all of them were hilarious. The all around favorite dish i set out was this caramelized banana dip with deep fried PB&J’s. Instant hit. Hope you like it.
Melt 1/2 TBL of unsalted butter in a nonstick pan over moderately high heat. Meanwhile, take 2 peeled bananas, (you want them to sill be a little firm so they don’t turn to mush and become a part of the sauce) and cut them in half lengthwise. Once the butter has melted, sprinkle 3 TBL of brown sugar evenly across the pan. Carefully set bananas down round side down for about thirty seconds, then deglaze the pan with 1/4 cup of spiced rum and a little fresh orange juice, let cook for fifteen seconds, sprinkle a little cinnamon and nutmeg in the sauce, then your going to turn the bananas over. You new to move the bananas around and keep basting the sauce back over the bananas as the liquid cooks down for 1 minute. Dice bananas with spatula in pan, toss them in them in the sauce, let cool. Put caramelized bananas into a food processor with a few cups of vanilla, or honeyed Greek yogurt. If you have no access to a food processor, a potato masher will work just as well.