By Mike Stines, Ph.B. A New England tradition that can be made in desert country. If you have the privilege of living along the coastal regions of the Northeast as I do or have taken a visit to the shores of Maine, you’ve probably experienced a clam bake or, at least, a clam boil as a culinary adventure. If you’re …
Speaking of traditional desserts, how about a Barbecued Banana Split? As easy as pie, a delightfully rich treat, and another dish that will cement your reputation as being a master BBQ dessert maker.
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
8 ripe bananas
Vanilla ice cream
Hot Fudge Sauce (or Caramel, Butterscotch, etc.)
Preheat your barbecue grill to 350 to 400 degrees F. and spray the grill heavily with PAM or another grilling spray.
Combine the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until the butter is completely melted and the sugar is dissolved. With a sharp knife, cut each banana in half lengthwise, leaving the peel on the halves.
Brush the cut side of the banana halves with the sugar mixture and place the bananas cut side down on the grill. Grill until golden brown and caramelized, about 2 minutes. Re-spray the grill with PAM and turn the banana halves, peel side down and brush the upper surface of each with more glaze. Grill the bananas 2-3 minutes longer or until tender.
To serve, place two grilled banana halves in a sundae dish or shallow bowl. Top with two scoops of vanilla ice cream, drizzle with your favorite dessert sauce, and top with whipped cream and chopped nuts.
By Kelli Bergthold Photos By Lois Manno This year, I spent my Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends, mesquite and “y’alls” in Austin, Texas. The dinner was potluck style, and while the food was pretty damn good (more cranberry tangerine relish or green chile-pinon cornbread stuffing, anyone?) it didn’t stop the day-after-Thanksgiving-blues from hitting me hard. It’s hard to go …
by Dave DeWitt Texas Fajitas Grilled Piñon Lamb Chops Pork Chops Ranchero-Style Jalapeño-Stuffed Steaks Smoked Turkey Basted With Cascabel Oil El Pollo al Carbon Grape-Grilled Quail with Goat Cheese Rounds Mesquite-Grilled Snapper with Ancho Sauce Grilled Tomatillo Shrimp When I moved to New Mexico at age 30, I had already been grilling for twenty-two years, so it was fairly easy …