[Recipe] Banana Flank Steak

Last time around, we unpacked the cultural biases and historical context that enveloped the Tempting Banana Recipes leaflet. Like political regimes, prevailing tastes (in the oral sense of the word, specifically) seem to change across time. Forget about “tempting”; a few of these recipes sounds downright offensive to the modern palette.

As the first entry in the Outmoded Recipes section, DustBubble will tackle an especially foul sounding concoction–Banana Flank Steak–to see if indeed it is as disgusting as it sounds, or rather if somewhere along the line it became taboo to mix bananas and beef…

The ingredients:

Tropical Stuffing :

1. Dice (4) bananas and chop (1/2) medium onion

2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl

3. Mix all ingredients thoroughly and set aside

Flank Steak :

1. Stack (2) 1 lb. flank steaks

2. Using a toothpick attached to a string, sew the two slabs together, leaving an opening at one end for stuffing

at this stage, your flank steak should resemble an oven mit…

3. Liberally fill the meat pocket with tropical stuffing, and sew the end closed, creating a pillow of meat

4. Season both sides and brown in a heavy skillet

5. Transfer to a covered pot with 1/2 cup water in the bottom and cook for 2 hours in a 300 degree oven, flipping the meat after 1 hour

6. Cut and serve

Review :

If you can trick yourself into thinking of the tastes as simply “sweet” and “savory” rather than distinct flavors, this dish is surprisingly stomachable. The string will be difficult to remove–it may be easier just to eat. The stuffing will expand during cooking, creating a perfect ratio of meat-to-banana in each bite. The meat will keep in the refrigerator for quite a few days, making for reliable leftovers. Best served with a cheap white wine.

  • Anticipated Subjective Taste Rating :3.7
  • Actual Subjective Taste Rating : 6.7

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2 Comments on “[Recipe] Banana Flank Steak”

  1. Doug Wilson Says:

    I think it is great that you actually tried this out and made it! Keep it up!


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