Antiguan Charcoal Baked Bananas
This Caribbean dessert can be started in leftover coals
6 large ripe bananas, in a bunch
4 tbsp butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground allspice or 1/2 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
3 limes, halved
1/4 cup dark rum, heated in a small pan onside of grill
Set the bunch of unpeeled bananas in hot coals. Bake until black and soft to the touch.
Meanwhile, heat butter with brown sugar and spices until bubbly.
Each person should slit his banana, squeeze a lime half over it and drizzle the butter-sugar mixture on
top. Ignite rum and pour it flaming over the bananas a little at a
time, shaking the skillet gently until the flame dies.
Aunt Sarah’s Chili Sauce
4 qt Tomatoes,cut in quarters
1 T Mustard seed
2 c Onions,sliced
1 T Celery seed
2 c Green peppers,sliced
2 1/2 c Cider vinegar
1 T Salt
1 c Sugar- brown,white, maple,
3 T Mixed pickling spices
Honey,whatever is handy Mix everything together in a big pot and put on the back of
woodstove so that everything simmers gently for days.
It is ready when it reaches the thickness you want.
This recipe is over 150 years old.
Australian Grilled Fish
4 Fish steaks
1/4 c Lime juice
2 T Vegetable oil
1 t Dijon mustard
2 t Fresh ginger root –,Grated
1/4 t Cayenne pepper
* For the steaks: they should be 8-10 ounces and 1-inch thick each.
Use Swordfish, Halibut or Salmon steaks.
1. In a bowl, combine the lime juice, 1 tablespoon oil, ginger,
cayenne pepper and enough freshly ground black pepper to suit your
taste. 2. Marinate the fish in the marinade for 45-60 minutes. Turn
steaks 2-3 times. 3. Have the grill prepared with white coals and
brush the cooking grill with the remaining one tablespoon oil. 4.
Grill the fish, brushing several times with the marinade, until
cooked through and opaque in the center. Turn fish after about 4-5
minutes. Total grilling time will dependon your grill and the heat of
* To broil instead, use a broiler pan brushed with oil and broil until
center is opaque. Will take about 10 minutes total in broiler. Turn
steaks after 5 minutes, and baste often with marinade.