Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Stream While You Steam with Netflix

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The holiday season is a super busy time of year around my house.  Since I am married to a chef, he is constantly in demand to cook for other people as well as for our family.  Sometimes we are in the kitchen together for hours at a time. We have even watched a TV show on our ipad while we waited for food to cook!
We love to try new recipes and when the recipes are simple enough for me to try, I love it!  My list of go-to, fun recipes now has a new addition.  I can make Up in Flames, Drunken Bananas with Spiced Ice Cream!  Netflix has partnered with celebrity chef Curtis Stone by having him create some fun recipes to pair with some of your favorite TV shows and movies.  My recipe was inspired by the wildly disfunctional Bluth family from Arrested Development!  The recipe is simple and delicious!

Here's the recipe:  Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes

Make-Ahead: The spiced ice cream can be made up to 3 days ahead, kept frozen. The flambéed bananas must be served as soon as they are made.

Ingredients List:

Spiced Ice Cream:
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Large pinch of ground cloves

Flambéed Bananas:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium bananas, peeled
1/4 cup golden rum
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

To make the spiced ice cream:

1.   In a medium bowl, break up the ice cream with a spoon, then mix in the nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Cover the ice cream and return it to the freezer. Keep the ice cream frozen until ready to serve.

To cook the bananas:

2.   In a 12-inch nonstick frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Slice the bananas in half lengthwise and lay the bananas cut side down in the butter mixture. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until the bananas are caramelized on the underside and the sugar mixture has melted and become golden brown.

3.   Remove the pan from the heat. Add the rum. Using a long match, carefully ignite the rum. Be sure to do this in a well-ventilated area and away from any flammable material. Allow the flame to burn out. Turn the bananas over. Return the pan to medium heat and stir in the cream. Baste the bananas with the caramel sauce for about 1 minute.

4.   Divide the bananas between two plates. Spoon some sauce over the bananas. Top each with a scoop of ice cream, and then drizzle the remaining sauce over and around the ice cream and bananas. Serve immediately.
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We have a tradition of watching Christmas movies the day after Thanksgiving.   It is the perfect time of year to gather your family around and enjoy some good food and a good movie.  This year, we're planning to stream our favorite Christmas movies in the family room as we wrap gifts and enjoy some yummy snacks! Will you use Netflix this holiday to stream while you steam?
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