Monday, 22 June 2009

Banana Cocktail

An unusual way to serve bananas as a starter.
Very good before a heavy meat dish.
4 bananas -- sliced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cans tuna -- drained and flaked 1 chopped onion 2 tablespoons chopped gherkins OR 2 tablespoons chopped olives ( green or black) 1 tablespoon grated cheese FOR DECORATION Paprika Slices of olives or gherkins SAUCE 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoons cake flour Salt and pepper -- to taste 1/4 cup chicken stock 1/4 cup dry white wine 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese 1/4 cup fresh cream Sprinkle bananas with lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients for cocktail. Spoon into seven cocktail shells. Cover with sauce*. Sprinkle with grated cheese over each cocktail portion. Decorate with a slice of gherkin or olive, and sprinkle with paprika. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350ยบ degrees and serve warm. To Make Sauce: Melt butter, flour, and pepper in a saucepan. Add stock and wine and bring to the boil. Stir constantly. Simmer for one minute. Add 1/2 cup of grated cheese. Let cool off. Add cream.