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Samoan-Style Green Bananas in Coconut Sauce

Serves 6 to 8
Time 30 min
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.
Ingredients
  • 6 green (unripe) bananas peeled
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Method

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.

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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