Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sweet Plantains

This was an experiment that turned out not too bad. I had never cooked a plantain before and got slightly hooked on them while I was in the West Indies this past holiday season- so when I returned, I was craving them.

This recipe can be adjusted for more plantains but I just used one.

Sweet Plantains

1 Plantain (mostly green, slight yellow)
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup-1 cup water
Dash of cinnamon
Sprinkle of organic cane sugar

Heat the oil on medium in a small pan, place sliced plantain in the oil. Plantains are difficult to peel (unlike bananas which they may look like but do NOT taste like- though they do have plenty of potassium like bananas). Heat for about 3 minutes then flip, heat another 3 minutes. Add the cinnamon and sugar and flip once again. Add about 1/4 cup of the water and stir around a bit (I usually just shake the pan back and forth a few times). Let them heat up again and soak up the water, they should begin to soften. Flip once more and add the additional water. Allow for most of the water to be soaked in and cook until they are soft enough to cut in half with a fork.

This can be served as a tapas, side dish, light dessert or just a snack. A wide variety of options with this fruit :)

I'm super excited to start cooking with plantains more, I'll let you know how it goes...

Enjoy ;)

1 comment:

  1. I just made this one again but changed the seasoning/flavor a bit and it was sooo good.

    Method is the same but instead of sugar, I used Garlic Sea Salt to offset the cinnamon and then through in a dash of vanilla.

    Yum ;)