Entree recipes in the United States typically never include bananas in them. Banana recipes are reserved for delicious desserts, pies, cakes, breads and salads. In other countries, cooks incorporate bananas in many of their traditional preparations of entrees. The word “banana” usually refers to small sweet fruit dessert bananas and this is why we make so many delicious desserts with bananas as a primary ingredient.
GROUPER RECIPE with banana salsa
This makes a beautiful presentation for an entree recipe.
Preheat oven 400F degrees.
Combine potato chips, Parmesan cheese and thyme in a shallow dish.
Dip fish in milk and then dredge in potato chip mixture.
Place fish on greased baking sheet in a single layer; bake 10 minutes or until fish flakes.
Combine all ingredients and blend well; cover and chill for 2 hours before serving.
HAWAIIAN HAM STEAK RECIPE with bananas
Like I said before, it is not often that bananas are used in entree recipes. I have made many sweetened ham glazes with fruit such as apples and cherries before so why not bananas. This has a wonderful flavor to go with ham which counteracts the saltiness of the meat.
Heat over medium brown sugar, butter and vinegar in a large skillet until sugar is melted stirring frequently.
Add ham slice to skillet and cook 5 minutes on each side.
With spatula arrange ham slice on platter and keep warm.
Remove skillet from heat and cut bananas in 1 inch chunks into skillet; cook over medium heat basting the bananas.
Spoon bananas around ham slice on platter; serve immediately.
SOUTH AFRICAN DISH BABOOTIE with bananas
To me this South African dish is an acquired taste. As you can see this is not typical of banana recipes. As one of the few entrée recipes I have, the flavors come from many different ingredients. We are all familiar with ground meat, onion, garlic and tomatoes in a recipe, but then think about the added flavors of sugar and vinegar to make a sweet sour taste. It is then spiced with curry and turmeric; then top it off with fruit and nuts and finished with eggs on the top. This may not sound good to you but many people love this recipe and relate the flavor to many of the Indian dishes.
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
Soak bread in tomatoes and juice.
Brown ground meat, garlic and onions; add sugar, curry, turmeric, vinegar and salt.
Add bread mixture to meat mixture and blend well.
Add bananas, apples, almonds and raisins; mix well.
Place mixture in a casserole baking dish and pat down until level.
Combine and mix eggs with milk; pour over meat mixture.
Bake about 40 minutes; serve with rice and chutney.