Food waste is harming the planet. When food is thrown in landfill, it produces harmful greenhouse gases - and bananas are one of the UK's most thrown away items. 1.4 million bananas go to waste every single day. In a single year, Felix will rescue 74,944 kg of bananas from businesses that have surplus.

Leon Aarts is the Head of Felix's Kitchen. Leon has made a recipe for a curry using banana peels, to show us what can be done with an unloved banana! See his recipe below.

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Recipes

INGREDIENTS

· 2 banana peels

· 80 gram walnuts, roughly chopped (optional)

· 1 onion, sliced

· 1 red chili pepper, finely slied, seeds removed

· 2 cm fresh ginger, chopped

· 1 tablespoon oil

· 0.5 tablespoon turmeric

· 1 tablespoon mustard

· 1 teaspoon red curry paste

· 1 teaspoon cumin powder

· 300 ml water

· black pepper

· salt


METHOD

  1. Put your banana peel in a bowl with water and a quarter of the turmeric. Let them soak for at least 1 hour, or the rest of the day.
  2. Take the banana peels out of the water. Remove the woody parts and cut them into very fine slices, about 3 cm long.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onions, ginger and chilli. Fry for a few minutes and then add the rest spices: red curry paste, the rest of the turmeric powder, the mustard, the cumin powder, some pepper and salt.
  4. Add the banana peel and the roughly chopped walnuts and fry for a few minutes while constantly stirring.
  5. Pour in the water and let it simmer for 15 minutes until you have a smooth curry paste. Taste and season with extra salt or pepper if needed.
  6. Serve with rice.

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