"Temptation Plantain"
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A sweet and savoury plantain side dish. Or a pie filling. Or a dessert.
Recipe type: Side
Serves: 2 as a side
  • 2 ripe plantain - not too soft
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 tsp ground
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • a pinch white pepper
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional - crumbled Queso Fresco or fresh mozzarella or feta cheese
  1. Peel and cut the plantain into 1" slices.
  2. Place all ingredients in a frying pan, except butter and vanilla.
  3. Add water and bring to a boil.
  4. Add plantain slices making sure they’re covered with the liquid. Top with a bit more water if necessary.
  5. Mix and let cook for around 15-20 minutes. As the sugar & spices blend, the natural starch from the plantain will make the liquid thicker.
  6. At this point, stir in butter & vanilla.
  7. Once they are caramelized & soft, they are ready. Do not overcook as they will get mushy.
  8. Serve hot with cheese crumbled on top.
Recipe by eat. live. travel. write. at http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/2012/05/les-petits-chefs-make-temptation-plantain-with-chef-rossy-earle/