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Banana And Onion Soup
Make something quite unexpected and try this banana and onion soup recipe. The sweet and mellow flavor of bananas contrast wonderfully well with the tangy taste and pungent sensation of onions. Creamy, soothing, and surprising this unique dish will make an adventurous appetizer that will turn your next dinner party into a revelation. To make this simple recipe, all you need are bananas, onions, milk, hot water, butter, and salt and pepper to taste. The milk gives the soup a creamy mouth-feel and the butter gives it a rich and luxurious taste.
Banana and onion soup is a new way to enjoy one of the world’s favorite fruit. Bananas are usually eaten during breakfast on its own or with milk and honey or peeled and sliced and added to cereals. This creative recipe turns bananas into a savory dish that can be enjoyed with some crackers or crusty bread. There are many kinds of bananas and each have their own distinct flavor.
The most common type of bananas available in groceries is the Cavendish. Also known as Chiquita bananas, Cavendish has a solid yellow color when they are at their ripe stage, sometimes with a few brown spots. Green bananas can be ripened at home by leaving them at room temperature or inside a paper bag for a faster ripening process. Cavendish bananas is easy to mash and make mushy type soup.
Plantain bananas are a staple in Latin American cooking and can make a delicious soup since they are starchy and hard similar to potatoes. They are also delicious when fried and are the bananas of choice when making the Cuban rice dish, Arroz a la Cubana.
Red bananas are dark colored when fully ripened and can range in color from salmon to maroon and almost black, making an elegant looking soup. They also are sweeter than yellow bananas with hint of raspberry. Get more diet soup recipes here.
4 bananas, peeled, sliced
4 onions, chopped
5/6 cup milk, scalded
1 1/4 cups hot water
¼ cup melted butter
Seasonings to taste
In a saucepan, mix all the ingredients together.
Bring to a boil on low heat; this should take about 20-25 minutes. Cool and strain.
Boil the strained liquid again for about a minute. Serve hot in soup bowls.