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Crispy Caramel Banana Pillows

By Chef Nina Compton

The zeppole, an airy Italian pastry, gets the Creole treatment with a bold caramel-rum sauce. Think Bananas Foster in a beignet, with the vibe of Southern Italy. This card has enough spice to serve two people twice or four people once.

The zeppole, an airy Italian pastry, gets the Creole treatment with a bold caramel-rum sauce. Think Bananas Foster in a beignet, with the vibe of Southern Italy. This card has enough spice to serve two people twice or four people once.

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Sweet dreams of bananas and cream

“This desert is a ton of fun, it’s been a favorite at Compère Lapin for years. I actually made this for the finale on Top Chef, and while I didn’t win, the recipe is still dear to my heart. It really takes me back to a certain time and place.”

-Nina Compton

Spices in this Recipe Card

Ceylon Cinnamon

Native to: Sri Lanka
Plant family: Lauraceae
Raw form: Bark

Slightly savory, floral and woodsy, with a delicate quality. Its subtle flavor brings added authenticity to Mexican, Indian, and Southeast Asian dishes.

The source of cinnamon was kept secret until the 1500s, though folks had their guesses. Aristotle believed it was brought to the known world by giant birds, who used the spice to build their nests.

Native to: Sri Lanka
Plant family: Lauraceae
Raw form: Bark
Chef & Owner at Compère Lapin
in New Orleans

Meet

Nina Compton

Nina is an award-winning chef and restaurateur who delights in melding the flavors of her Caribbean upbringing with the deep culinary history of French and Italian cuisine. Originally from St. Lucia, she fell in love with New Orleans during a star turn as a Top Chef finalist. With investors nationwide beating down her door after the season aired, she chose to make a return to the Big Easy. She’s lived and worked there ever since.

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What’s the most overlooked ingredient?
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Onions! They are used in everything but they get no credit. They add sweetness to sauces, you can throw them raw into a salad for zing, they’re great pickled too... Just so multipurpose.

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If you were a food, what would you be?
A

Grilled pompano. Simple, delicious, full of flavor and meaty.

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You're having a bad day. What's your comfort food?
A

Any type of curry, it warms my soul.

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What's a family recipe that will be forever enshrined in your home cooking?
A

Fried flying fish with parsley sauce. My granny would make this on special occasions.

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