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Cruise Lines Famous Recipes

Norwegian's Banana Soup

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup ripe bananas

  • 1 3/4 cup banana ice cream

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp buttermilk

  • 1 3/4 tbsp honey

  • 1 1/2 cups yogurt

  • 1/3 cup fresh diced mango

HOW TO MAKE IT:

  1. Blend the ripe bananas in buttermilk and honey.

  2. Add the ice cream and yogurt and blend smooth.

  3. Add more honey for taste if needed.

  4. Ladle into soup cups and top with diced mango; serve immediately.

Holland's Bread & Butter Pudding

INGREDIENTS

For the pudding:

  • 1 quart milk

  • 6 eggs, beaten

  • 3 egg yolks, beaten

  • 6 oz sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 lbs day-old bread

  • 3 oz butter, melted

  • 4 oz raisins

INGREDIENTS

For the sauce:

  • 1 pint milk

  • 1 pint heavy cream

  • 1 vanilla bean

  • 8 oz sugar

  • 9 oz egg yolks

HOW TO MAKE IT:

  1. To make the custard, combine milk, eggs, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla; mix well.

  2. To prepare the bread, cut in cubes, drizzle with butter and toast in the oven.

  3. Combine custard, bread and raisins; fill buttered custard cups.

  4. Bake in a water bath in a 325-degree oven for 45 minutes or until custard is set.

  5. To make the sauce, heat milk, heavy cream, vanilla bean (cut in half lengthwise) and half of the sugar until it boils. Remove the vanilla.

  6. Combine egg yolks and the rest of the sugar, then temper with part of the boiling milk while stirring constantly.

  7. Pour tempered mixture into the remaining milk and return to the heat.

  8. Stirring constantly, cook to 180 degrees. Remove immediately from stove and strain into a bowl.

  9. Cool using an ice bath -- simply place the bowl in a larger bowl filled with icy water, being careful not to let the sauce get wet.

Celebrity' Blue Footed Booby Cocktail

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz Cana Manabita, Cachaca or a good-quality rum

  • 4 oz pineapple juice

  • 0.5 oz Blue Curacao

  • 1 oz cream​​

HOW TO MAKE IT:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.

  2. Pour into a Cuvee glass, a wide-bowled white wine glass or Champagne flute.

  3. For a variation on the theme, try the Red-Footed Booby, made with 2 ounces Finlandia vodka, 1/4 ounce Cointreau and 2 ounces pineapple juice. (Shake over ice and serve in a martini glass.)