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Auntie Ime's Samoan green banana


fruit - tastes a bit like a sweetened potato

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  • 3 (13.5 ounce) cans coconut milk
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 small unripe (green) bananas


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Step 1

1.Combine the coconut milk and onion in a bowl; set aside.

2.Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat. Boil the bananas in their skin for 30 to 40 minutes; drain. Run the bananas under cold water until they are cool enough to handle. Remove the bananas whole from their skins.

3.Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Place the bananas in the pan. Pour the coconut milk mixture over the bananas. Cook until the coconut milk is foamy. Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.

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