Anti waste recipe : BBQ Banana Peel Sandwich

Banana peel
In the United States, Elior chefs are mobilizing to create anti-waste recipes. Discover the recipe of Chef Crystal Watts who won the contest in May.

Ingredients for 1 sandwich
  • 2 medium organic bananas YELLOW, firm and not quite ripe
  • 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • A few splashes of water
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • Coleslaw
  • 1 bun
  1. Wash the bananas well.
  2. Slice the top and bottom off the bananas remove the peels. Scrape the white part off the inside of the peels with a spoon.
  3. Cut the peel into 2-to 3-inch-long pieces. Transfer to a bowl and add the olive oil, paprika, chili powder, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder and cumin.
  4. Heat a pan over medium heat and add the shredded banana peels. Add a small splash of water to help them steam and tenderize.
  5. The cooking time will depend on how ripe your bananas are (the riper they are the faster they cook) so start tasting after a couple of minutes They should be done in around 5 -10 minutes. Add another splash of water and keep cooking if the pan goes dry before they are tender.
  6. Add the barbecue sauce and give them another 30 seconds to a minute more to incorporate the flavor.
  7. Add a pinch of salt to taste. Remove from the heat and let cool for a minute.
  8. Pile the banana peels on your bun and top with your coleslaw. Serve immediately.


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