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Samoan Green Banana

Samoan Green Banana

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This is a side dish most Polynesians love to eat with their main dish. Here in America, it's made with green bananas. Serve with Samoan palusami, teriyaki chicken, or steak. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 489 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 41.7 g
  • 64%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.1g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 26 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Combine the coconut milk and onion in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Boil the bananas in their skin for 30 to 40 minutes; drain. Run the bananas under cold water until they are cool enough to handle. Remove the bananas whole from their skins.
  3. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Place the bananas in the pan. Pour the coconut milk mixture over the bananas. Cook until the coconut milk is foamy. Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.
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Soifua
22
6/11/2009

Growing up I always had to peel the green bananas with a stick or the back of a butter knife, this was very easy - BUT it's WAYYYY too much coconut milk for 6 bananas, for 6 bananas I'd only use a can of coconut milk (or cream) and maybe 1/4 onion, but I've never made small quantities of this stuff (always for family occasions and my dad usually makes it), but this was easy. Make sure your bananas are GREEN, if they're even the slightest yellow they're ripening and it won't be the same - you do need to add salt.

Victoria Z
16
6/14/2010

This was awesome though I added my own touches as I did not think the onions would be cooked enough for me so after boiling and peeling bananas, I lightly sauteed the onion in coconut oil (so as not to deviate from the original taste) and also lightly sauteed the cooke bananas. When the onions and edges of bananas were lightly brown and the pan was extremely hot, I poured in a lite coating of coconut milk, then did it again until all the bananas were covered with a lite creamy coating of the milk, then I seasoned with salt and Adobo. Let me tell you, we went WILD over them. They were AWESOME. This is my new picnic food instead of potato salad! Much more nutritious!

Mishaloola
7
2/5/2008

Mmmm...that is good. I live in a town with alot of Samoans. And we have barbeque's all the time. And they bring Samoan food, and its yummy.