I’d like to show you how to burn things. No, I’m not talking about bridges, though I’ve burned more than my fair share of those. Let’s bring fire into the kitchen, real uncontrolled fire, none of that stove top shit. It’s time to learn the spectacle of flambé and how you can use it to become the coolest person in the room.
Who doesn’t want to watch Chef Badass light up the meal before serving? These tricks can be dangerous, but if you handle them with precision and intelligence they can be a great new trick to add to your arsenal.
We start small with bananas foster, caramelized in fire and served over ice cream.
This recipe answers the time old question: “Why is all the rum gone?”
1 stick butter
½ cup brown sugar
4 peeled bananas cut lengthwise
¼ cup Bacardi 151 (or something suitably strong. As long as it burns)
Vanilla Ice cream
Toss the butter in a large skillet and melt it down. Add in the brown sugar and stir with a wooden spoon. Add the bananas and cook until caramelized on both sides. Keep the heat medium here. Take the pan off the heat and add the rum and light that sucker up with a match, preferably a long one. Only cads use lighters. While ignited, flambé the bananas. Yeah, you work that fire. Party, dance, run around the house, Ye Great Wizard of the Flame. Watch out for flames jumping ship.
When the flame starts to die down (sad times) get the ice cream ready.
Pour the bananas over the ice cream and serve immediately.
Bow to your audience because you just proved to them that you’re a motherfucking sorcerer.
Post by Ian Sims.