This recipe is adapted from the forthcoming book, Home for Dinner, by Dr. Anne Fishel.
There is something thrilling about cooking over an open fire at the beach. With a little forethought you can comb the beach for driftwood, and bring some sticks, newspaper and matches to get the whole thing started. Scoop out a shallow hole and form a ring of stones around it—this will make a good resting spot for the wood. Once the fire is underway, make these “banana boats,” which you should prepare at home before you go.
- 1 banana per person
- 4 squares of chocolate
- 3 marshmallows
- Tin foil
- Slice each banana down the middle (keeping the skin on) and place alternating pieces of chocolate and marshmallows in the cavity.
- Wrap the stuffed banana tightly in aluminum foil.
- Toss the boats in the embers for about 5-10 minutes, and a bit of heaven will ensue: a hot, gooey confection that must be eaten with a spoon.