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On Friday night when I review my blog, I’ve just realize that I’ve never posted any desert recipes before. So far I just concentrate on main course recipes. But now, I’ll try to start posting desert recipes on this blog. But of course, it has to be grilled! For the beginning I’ll post a very simple recipe. All you need is just a banana and various additional topping (it’s up to you, you can put anything you want). In this recipe I use chocolate sauce, almond, vanilla ice cream and strawberry. So simple, isn’t it? It only takes less than 20 minutes. And here’s the complete recipe.
2 bananas, unpeeled
Vanilla ice cream
Slice bananas in a half lengthwise and crosswise. If you like sweet, you can brush honey on cut sides of bananas.
Preheat grill for low heat.
Grill bananas for over 2 minutes each sides, or until grill marks appear.
Put grilled bananas on a serving plate. Top the bananas with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. Sprinkle almonds on top of ice cream. Place strawberry or cherry for the final touch.
Remember, this is a basic recipe and it’s customizable. You can change the ice cream with whipped cream, or change the chocolate sauce with melted cheese. Just let your imagination lead your way!
It’s almost a month I didn’t post any recipes in this blog, because I had some problem with my PC. I don’t know exactly about the trouble, but suddenly I couldn’t boot my PC. It’s totally black out! There’s nothing I can do to fix it. And the only way is I have to reprogram my PC and it means I lost everything in my PC. I’m so desperate because I put all my recipes and my pictures there. I started to think about stop blogging and closed this blog. But yesterday, when I checked my email, I read a message from foodbuzz. It said that I got my first payment from foodbuzz featured publisher program. Wow! It’s surprising. Because when I joined for the first time, I didn’t expect a lot from this program. And the most important thing is it’s already sent to my PayPal account! So excited, because it’s the first payment I got for monetizing my blog hehehe. And you know what? It brings my blogging spirit back. MONEY DOES MATTER, doesn’t it? Hahaha.
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Drop 1 lobster headfirst into large pot of boiling water. Cover; cook 3 minutes (lobster will not be fully cooked). Using tongs, transfer lobster to baking sheet. Return water to boil. Repeat with remaining lobsters.
Transfer 1 lobster, shell side down, to work surface. Place tip of large knife in center of lobster. Cut lobster lengthwise in half from center to end of head (knife might not cut through shell), then cut in half from center to end of tail. Use poultry shears to cut through shell if necessary. Repeat with remaining lobsters.
Place lobster halves, meat side up, on barbecue. Brush meat with some basting sauce; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover barbecue; grill lobsters until just opaque in thickest portion of tail, about 9 minutes. Remove from barbecue; arrange lobsters on platter. Brush with more sauce and sprinkle with green onions. Serve, passing remaining sauce separately.
Preheat barbecue. Cut potatoes in half. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and toss to coat. Grill potatoes until golden brown about 5 minutes. Drizzle 2 tablespoons remaining olive oil over potatoes. Add chopped garlic, green onions, chopped parsley, parmesan and oregano. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve the potatoes warm.
Prepare barbecue. Remove duck breast from marinade. Strain marinade into medium saucepan; add broth. Boil about 14 minutes.
Meanwhile, spray duck breast with vegetable oil spray. Grill or broil until just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to platter.
Spoon sauce over duck breast and serve.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add next 5 ingredients. Sauté until seeds are lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Set aside.
Place 4 cups water, tomatillos, and jalapeño in small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until tomatillos are soft and olive-green color, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Transfer tomatillos, jalapeño, reserved 1/4 cup liquid, cilantro, lettuce, broth, radishes, and seed mixture to blender. Blend sauce until smooth, stopping occasionally to push down ingredients.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add sauce; cook until thickened, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Divide among 4 plates. Stir sauce over medium heat until heated through. Spoon sauce over pork.