My Pop, Poppa Rupe (Rupert) was an amazing man. He was blind – but could still fix a lawn mower and the posties bike – by touch. Pop taught us kids to pick fruit, by touch and smell, grew Lady Finger Bananas, and cooked a terrific BBQ – made from bricks and a whopping stainless steel top! He used to light it with a blue plumbers gas torch – oh, I miss you Pop.
I still have his Army Dog Tags – they are very precious to me.
On these BBQ’s, on a hot summers day, would be steak, sausages, potato, onion, pineapple and banana. Sweet, soft, caramelised Banana! I cook them a little differently now, but these are for my Pop.
Thanks for the memories.
- ½ Banana per person
- Spread lightly with butter / margarine
- Sprinkle with sugar
While you are cooking the selected protein, place the bananas skin side down on the BBQ plate, for a good 10 minutes. When the skin is blackened, turn the banana and cook for about 5 minutes – depending on the heat of your BBQ – until the cut surface of the banana is nicely caramelised.
It might sound a bit odd, but I guarantee, this is a fantastic addition to any summer BBQ.