This recipe is based on fa’alifu fa’i, a ubiquitous side dish in Samoa. It’s deliciously mild, but you can also serve the bananas with lime wedges, cilantro or chili-garlic paste. Inspired by Whole Planet Foundation® microcredit client recipes.
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6 green (unripe) bananas, peeled
1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Fill a large pot 2/3 full with water and bring to a boil. Add bananas and boil until they are just soft when pierced with a knife, about 5 minutes. Drain bananas well. Set aside.
Add coconut milk, onion and salt to the same pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and add bananas. Cook, uncovered, until coconut milk thickens and bananas begin to break into large pieces, about 10 minutes. Serve warm.
Per Serving:210 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 10g saturated fat, 90mg sodium, 28g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 17g sugar), 2g protein.
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