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Sauteed Bananas with Praline Sauce

    1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
    4 bananas, halved lengthwise, then crosswise
    1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    Pinch of ground cardamom
    3/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice
    vanilla ice cream

  Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderately
 high heat until foam subsides, then saute half of bananas, cut sides
 down first, turning over once, until golden, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes total.
 Transfer with a slotted spatula to 2 dessert bowls. Heat 1 tablespoon
 butter and saute remaining bananas in same manner, transferring to
 2 more bowls.

  Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in skillet over moderate heat,
 then add brown sugar, cream, cardamom, and a pinch of salt and simmer,
 stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 2
 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice. Spoon sauce over
 bananas and ice cream.