Gluay Chueam (Caramelized Sweet Banana) กล้วยเชื่อม

2 cups peeled ripe bananas, cut 1 inch by 2 inch slices -- Note: banana should not be overripe or it will be too soft when cooked

2 cups sugar¼ teaspoon salt1

teaspoon lime juice

3 cups water

1 cup thick coconut milk


Bring water to a boil and dissolve sugar, salt, and lime juice. Simmer until reduced to approximately 2 cups. Submerge pieces of banana in the syrup.

Continue to simmer until the banana is cooked. Quickly reduce the coconut milk with a pinch of salt. Be careful not to separate it. Use it for a topping over the sweetened banana pieces. Serve hot or cold.

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