C.14 Additional recipes

C.14.1 Golden mousse

  1. Combine 1 cup mashed ripe bananas, 2 tablespoons orange juice, 1/4 cup shredded coconut, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, a few grains salt, and 1/8 teaspoon grated orange rind.
  2. Whip until stiff 1 cup heavy cream.
  3. Fold whipped cream into fruit mixture and turn into freezing tray. Freeze rapidly without stirring until firm.

C.14.2 Mexican chicken vegetable soup with bananas

  1. In large, covered kettle, over medium-low heat, simmer 4 pounds cut up stewing chicken, 1/c cup coarsely chopped onion, 1 teaspoon salt, and 4 cups of hot water for 2 hours or until chicken is tender.
  2. Remove chicken to cutting board; cut meat from bones into chunks; discard bones. Skim any fat from surface of broth.
  3. Add chicken, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1 12-ounce can whole-kernel corn and 1 16-ounce can tomatoes to soup. Continue simmering, covered for 10 minutes. Season to taste.
  4. Five minutes before serving, peel 4 firm (green-tipped) bananas, slice diagonally into 1-inch slices.
  5. Add sliced bananas to soup, continue cooking just until bananas are tender. Serve immediately.
  6. Thanks to Turbana Corporation (www.turbana.com).

C.14.3 Orange baked bananas

  1. Mix in a saucepan 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, and a few grains salt.
  2. Add gradually, blending in 3/4 cup boiling water.
  3. Bring rapidly to boiling and cook about 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and blend in 11 2 teaspoons grated orange peel, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons butter.
  5. Peel and cut into halves lengthwise 6 bananas with all-yellow or green-tipped peel.
  6. Arrange halves cut side down in baking dish and brush with about 2 tablespoons melted butter.
  7. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt over bananas and then pour the orange sauce over bananas.
  8. Bake at 375 F for 10 to 20 minutes.

C.14.4 Delightful banana cheesecake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine 1.5 cups crushed cereal (3 cups un-crushed Multi-Bran Chex suggested), 1/3 cup melted margarine or butter, and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar; mix well.
  3. Press firmly onto bottom and sides of greased 9-inch pie plate. Bake 8–10 minutes, then cool completely.
  4. Arrange 1.5 cups sliced bananas onto sides and bottom of cooled crust.
  5. Combine 16 oz. softened light or regular cream cheese, 1.5 cups powdered sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  6. Mix well, then fold in 2 cups light or regular whipped topping. Pour over sliced bananas.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
  8. Garnish with 1/2 cup sliced bananas.
  9. Thanks to Ralston Purina Company.

C.14.5 Chicken salad with banana mayonnaise and grapes

  1. Place 3 medium bananas cut in chunks, 2 teaspoons chopped garlic, 3/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a blender or food processor. Blend until creamy.
  2. Arrange 12 cups mixed lettuces on six plates.
  3. Toss 6 chicken breasts cooked and cubed with banana mayo; divide onto salads.
  4. Sprinkle with 2 bunches (48) halved grapes and 1/2 cup walnut or pecan halves.
  5. Thanks to Chiquita Bananas. See http://www.jaetzel.de/tim/chiquit.htm.