Bananas with lime and rum

Cheap, cheerful and (almost) universally liked by grown ups and kiddies. The kind of thing you can prepare on the fly a few hours in advance and let rest in the fridge. It won’t let you down, as long as you  make sure the version for kiddies is rum-less.

Bananas with lime and rum (adapted from  Ferran Adrià’s The Family Meal)


  • 80g sugar
  • 100 mL rum
  • 50 mL water
  • 6 bananas, peeled and finely sliced
  • The zest and juice of 2 limes.


Poor the water into a pan and mix the rum and sugar. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved, stirring all times. When the sugar has solved, allow to cool. Then, mix in the lime zest and juice. Finally, put the banana slices into the sirup. Leave to marinade in the fridge for a few hours.

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