Here's a recipe for a weird soup I made when having an odd craving for bananas *and* savouryness. Fast becoming a favourite, and known as "Five continent soup", "Yellow soup" and "Notbanana" to the people who've tried it.
4 small bananas, of the ordinary Windward Islands, dessert, yellow kind.
1 vegetable stock cube
1 large pinch “S+B Oriental Curry Powder”
Scraps of one butternut squash (The fleshy bit from around the seeds that normally gets thrown out because it’s a faff to cut up)
½ red chilli
1 red pepper
1 handful coriander
Pinch of black pepper
Slice the bananas thinly, and boil in about a litre of water, with the stock cube and the curry powder (If you can’t get S+B, use ordinary cheap curry powder and a little bit of five spice) until mushy. Blend up, and add turmeric until it looks good and yellow (The colour is really offputting at this point. Sort of like wallpaper paste.)
Julienne the squash, and fry it with the chilli in a bit of olive oil, until it’s nice and crisp on the outside. Add the pepper, and fry until done as well. Add to the banana soup.
Add the coriander and simmer for five minutes or so, until the squash is cooked through. Add pepper to taste.
Serves one, with leftovers which can be diluted almost infinitely to provide more soup. Recipe can be multiplied up pretty easily, and works perfectly well with bananas that are beyond the point of eating otherwise.
Part of Devilfloss' Vegetarian Cookbook: A Simple and Accurate Guide To The Revolution