Serves 1

Antiguan Charcoal Baked Bananas

10 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 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


  1. Set the bunch of unpeeled bananas in hot coals.
  2. Bake until black and soft to the touch.
  3. Meanwhile, heat butter with brown sugar and spices until bubbly. Each person should slit his banana,
  4. Squeeze a lime half over it and drizzle the butter-sugar mixture on
  5. top.
  6. Ignite rum and pour it flaming over the bananas a little at a
  7. time, shaking the skillet gently until the flame dies.

Mark Smithers

Mark Smithers

Mark Smithers has been camping since early childhood. An avid fan of the outdoors, he finds himself heading on adventures at the drop of a hat, with not much more than a backpack choked full of supplies and a walking stick.
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