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Jamie Purviance

Banana and Strawberry Parfait with Rum Sabayon

  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    30 min.

  • Grilling Time

    2 to 4 min.

Serves 4
Prep Time
30 min.
Grilling Time
2 to 4 min.

the Ingredients

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  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 75 grams caster sugar
  • 120 milliliters amber rum
  • 2 firm but ripe bananas, each cut lengthwise in half
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened or melted
  • 1½ tablespoon packed muscovado sugar
  • 225 grams fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 25 grams sliced almonds, toasted in a dry skillet


  • 01 In a medium saucepan or double boiler over medium heat, bring 4 centimeters of water to a simmer. In a 2.3- to 2.8-liter stainless steel bowl or double boiler insert whisk the yolks and sugar until completely blended. Gradually whisk in the rum. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Place the bowl on the saucepan over, not in, the simmering water. Whisk the sabayon constantly until it thickens, foams up to double or triple in volume, and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 70º to 77ºC, 6 to 7 minutes, adjusting the heat to keep the water at a bare simmer. Be careful not to let the eggs begin to set and scrape down any splashed egg from the sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula. Remove the bowl with the sabayon from over the water and whisk gently for 30 to 40 seconds to begin cooling. Strain the sabayon through a wire mesh strainer into a medium bowl. Set aside to cool.
  • 02 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (180° to 230°C).
  • 03 Brush the cut side of the bananas with the butter and season with 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar. In a medium bowl toss the strawberries with the remaining ½ tablespoon brown sugar; set aside. Grill the bananas, cut side down, over direct medium heat, with the lid open, until warm and nicely marked, 2 to 4 minutes (do not turn). Remove from the grill. Cool slightly, discard the peels, and chop the bananas into 12-millimeter rounds.
  • 04 For each serving, add alternating layers of the sabayon mixture, banana rounds, strawberries, and almonds in a parfait glass or serving bowl. Serve immediately.

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