Friday, 31 July 2015


Banana Rossa con Sesamo, Zenzero & Miele
Healthy Red Banana with Sesame, Ginger & Honey


Remember back in the 70's, when you first tried the deep-fried bananas at your local Chinese restaurant and they seemed so exotic, but we're so totally decadent and delicious? Yeah, I can to! And they were indeed, yummy in the extreme!

But at the same time, we all know that we don't need to be eating that kind of fatty and overly rich food... So we do without, right? Wrong! We use some smarts and make something equally as delicious without any of the guilt or conscience, right? Right!


You can do the same thing with any kind of banana of course, I just happened to have this incredibly pretty red banana given to me by my lovely colleague Annette today... Thanks so much! It turned out to be super-delicious!


You can't get any more minimal than this! All you will nedd is a banana, any kind, a little sesame, a little ginger, a little honey and a little time! No fat, no batter, just the pure, intense flavor of the banana, with that hint of ginger and a touch of honey and sesame... It's all you need!


Just 1 good teaspoon of honey is all it will take to make the most of the bananas natural sweetness and aroma, the sesame adds depth and the ginger adds spice... Less is more! And it means you can have more and more and more of it too!


Peel and halve your banana and press each half into sesame seeds to get them nicely coated. Cut a few thin slices of ginger, ready to add to the frying pan and get ready to rumble!


Pop the bananas and the ginger into a dry pan, on a medium heat and toast them on each side for 2-3 minutes. After that time, add a little splash of water, flip once more and allow to carry until all the moisture has evaporated away again and the sesame begins to brown again... Just 2-3 minutes.


No fat... No problem! I learned a similar method to this from an old Thai colleague... And have to say that the result is pretty phenomenal!


There is no need for any more richness, sugar or spice right here- it is what it is... And it is mighty fine!


Excuse me for just a second, dear readers... I think I am going to pop into the kitchen and make myself another!

1 comment:

  1. You have made that look so fabulous! I would love you to stop by Food on Friday: Free For All over at Carole's Chatter to add this to the recipe collection! Cheers!

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