Grilled Bananas with Maple Creme Fraiche and Mixed Berries

I was watching the Food Network channel with my youngest daughter (she was watching Elmo on the I Pad) and they had a special All Star BBQ show on and my ole buddy Bobby Flay did this dish and I thought to myself.  I have to try that, it looks good!  It is also quick and easy, so I made it for desert the same night I did the gourmet pizza night.

Here is what you are going to need:

  1. 4 ripe bananas, cut in half-length wise and left in the peel.
  2. Vegetable oil
  3. One cup of creme fraiche (or sour cream with a little sugar)
  4. 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
  5. Fresh mint for garnish
  6. Fresh raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.
Mix together the creme fraiche and the maple syrup.

So I did this on the BGE (Big Green Egg).  Brush the cut side of the bananas with oil.  Grill on direct heat until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side.

Put them face down on a hot grill

After about 2 -3 minutes turn them.  They should have nice brown grill marks.

Nice color on the Bananas. Cook for another two minutes.

Take the banana out of the peels and plate them.  Put a large dollop of the creme fraiche maple syrup mixture in the center of each banana half. Garnish with a the berries and mint.

Then you take your bottle of syrup and very lightly drizzle over the top, very lightly.

Lightly drizzle the syrup across the dish.

It is light, and fresh and just perfect for those summer days.

Thank you Mr. Flay for this one.

I plate them family style, so did Bobby Flay so I guess I am cool like him