Friday, September 28, 2007

Chè Chuối Chưng

Banana Coconut Stew

6 ripe dwarf bananas, 3-4 inches length
1/2-1/3 cup boiled cassava, cubed
1 T tapioca strips
1/2-1/3 T tapioca pearl (small)
1/2 can coconut
sugar, salt
1 T crushed toasted peanut and sesame

Soak peeled banana in water and some salt for 10 minutes. Drain and put in a sauce pan, add 2-3 T sugar and a pinch of sea salt in. Marinate for 15-20 minutes. Cover with water and bring to boil over medium high heat. Lower heat, add tapioca strips in, simmer for 5 minutes, add tapioca pearls in. Continue to simmer until all the tapioca turns translucent and the banana tender soft. Add coconut cream in, add sugar to taste. Top with crushed toasted peanut and sesame.

Dwarf Banana

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