Grilled Bananas with Coconut-Caramel Sauce

1/2 Cup Palm Sugar or Light Brown Sugar

1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk

8 Apple Bananas or 4 Conventional Bananas

Flat Bamboo Skewers


Combine the sugar and coconut milk in a heavy saucepan.

Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking to dissolve the sugar.

Simmer briskly until thick, golden and very flavorful, about 5 minutes, whisking often.

Remove the pan from the heat and let the sauce cool to room temperature.

Place it in a deep bowl.

Heat the grill to high. Brush and oil the grill grate.

Peel bananas and skewer them through one end.

Grill the bananas until they are lightly browned and partially cooked, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

Dip the bananas in the coconut-caramel sauce (or brush it on all sides) and return them to the grill.

Continue to grill the bananas until they are darkly browned and sizzling, 1 to 3 minutes per side.

Transfer to a platter or bowl.

Spoon the remaining sauce on top and serve at once.


Makes 4 servings.