BANANA JULY COCKTAIL

BANANA JULY COCKTAIL

3 bananas, sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/4 cans tuna, drained and flaked
1/2 chopped onions
2 tablespoons chopped gherkins
OR
2 tablespoons chopped olives
1 tablespoon grated cheese

FOR DECORATION
Paprika
Slices of olives or gherkins

SAUCE
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons cake flour
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup fresh cream

Sprinkle bananas with lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients for cocktail. Spoon into seven cocktail shells. Cover with sauce*. Sprinkle with grated cheese over each cocktail portion. Decorate with a slice of gherkin or olive, and sprinkle with paprika. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350º degrees and serve warm.

To Make Sauce: Melt butter, flour, and pepper in a saucepan. Add stock and wine and bring to the boil. Stir constantly. Simmer for one minute. Add 1/2 cup of grated cheese. Let cool off. Add cream.