“Go pour on some banana ketchup” our tour guide instructed us as we were indulging in our buffet of local flavors (in St. Lucia of course).
Banana Ketchup? My first reaction was, “ewww”, what the f*@&?!?! And you are probably thinking the same thing. I don’t blame you.
But it’s glorious. Incredibly delicious. A unique flavor and color. And I can’t figure out why stores in the states haven’t stocked their shelves with it yet!
Some facts I learned about Banana Ketchup while in St. Lucia:
Don’t like the consistency of ketchup? No worries!
The island also makes banana-tinged versions of barbecue and hot sauce as well. Mmm. Among other banana-infused foods.
So instead of taking home a stupid hat or t-shirt as a souvenir, bring your loved one’s some banana ketchup. Just know that they will probably have the same questionable reaction that most have when first hearing about this sticky yellow substance…
I found a recipe for banana ketchup, but considering it takes over 2 hours, and a whole long list of ingredients, you might as well just take a short ride to the island and pick some up yourself for about $3 a bottle.
the bananas are kept in bags on the island to prevent from ripening to soon, protection from insects, and scarring of the banana exterior
If you’re looking for a new exotic flavor to add to your marinades, BBQ, or any other dish, I would really consider banana ketchup. There is no sugar, and only sweetened with bananas. Making it a healthy choice! 🙂
So go try the secret taste of the Caribbean, I double dare you.
Has anyone had this interesting atomic yellow flavor before?!?! Because I would put it on anything and everything if I could.