Day one hundred and five

Aruba

After work, after my brother and his girlfriend have gone to bed, long after the sun has gone down and most people are happily sleeping in their beds, I am cooking bananas.  Now most people would either eat the banana raw if they were hungry at midnight, or not eat at all.  But not me.  I must fulfill my requirements for my experiment.  I must cook at whatever time I can.  I must fit in writing, cooking and eating between too many hours serving beer in a kilt and now supervising/managing a couple days a week – yes, I’ve somehow been convinced to help the managers out with a pay cut (higher wage, but no tips = less money), but an increase in power (everyone watch out!).  Every day that I cook a new recipe I’m proud of myself, despite doing it in the wee hours of the morning some days.  And these sauteed bananas were no exception.  They look absolutely disgusting, but were so tasty.  They would be great on ice cream or just on their own.  And so easy.  Although I’m not sure bananas coated in butter, sugar and red wine (I didn’t have any port) are the best things to eat right before bed!

Banana na Binja

Banana na Binja (from visitaruba.com)
Ingredients

  • 2 very ripe plantains
  • 2 or 3 Tbs. butter
  • 2 or 3 Tbs. dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. water
  • 2 or 3 Tbs. port wine
  • Dash of cinnamon
Preparation Directions

Peel and cut in half lenghtwise:
2 very ripe plantains

In a heavy skillet melt:
2 or 3 Tbs. butter

Gently saute the plantain halves until golden on one side. Turn them over.

In a mixing bowl blend well:
2 or 3 Tbs. dark brown sugar
2 Tbs. water
2 or 3 Tbs. port wine
Dash of cinnamon

Pour mixture over the plantain halves. Simmer gently until the liquid becomes a thick syrup. Serve at once.

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