Plantain recipes you’ll love this summer and winter
Plantains are a staple food in Caribbean cuisine and are especially popular in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. They can be eaten as a sweet dessert or savory main dish like plantain fries, which is what makes them an excellent choice for summer-time cooking.
Summer is the perfect time to try new plantain recipes! Plantains are a versatile fruit that can be used in sweet or savory dishes.
Here are some of the best plantain recipes to try this summer:
1. Plantains Fries: A classic dish that is popular in many Caribbean countries. Plantain fries can be served as a side dish or topped with shredded chicken, cheese, and salsa for a delicious main course.
2. Plantain Chips: These crispy chips are a great alternative to traditional potato chips. They can be flavored with salt, pepper, or any other seasonings you like.
3. Plantain Tostones: Tostones are a popular dish in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. They are made by frying plantains that have been twice-cooked. Tostones can be served as a side dish or topped with shredded chicken, cheese, and salsa for a delicious main course.
4. Plantain Empanadas: These little turnovers are stuffed with a flavorful filling made with ground beef, onions, and spices. They make a great appetizer or main dish.
5. Jamaican Stuffed Plantain Bowl: This dish is made with ripe plantains that are covered on the bottom of a bowl and stuffed with a flavorful mixture of ground beef, onions, and spices. It makes a great main dish.
6. Plantain Pudding: This creamy pudding is made with ripe plantains, milk, sugar, and spices. It’s a delicious dessert that is sure to please everyone.
Plantain Fries for healthy happy children (or adults)
Plantain fries are a delicious and easy way to enjoy plantains. They can be served as a side dish or as a main course. Plantain fries are made by slicing plantains into thin strips, then frying them in oil until they are golden brown and crispy. Serve plantain fries with dipping sauces such as ketchup, mayonnaise, or salsa. Enjoy!
How to prepare:
1. Preheat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Cut plantains into thin strips and add to the hot oil.
3. Fry plantain strips for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy.
4. Remove from the heat and drain on paper towels.
5. Season then to your liking and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Homemade oven baked plantain chips
Plantains are a delicious and versatile fruit that can be used in sweet or savory dishes. Try your hand at making oven-baked plantain chips!
– 3 green plantains
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
How to prepare:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Slice the plantains into thin rounds, about 1/4 inch thick. If the plantains are too ripe, they will be difficult to slice.
4. Spread the plantain slices on a oiled baking sheet in a single layer and spice them with salt and pepper. b
5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
6. Serve immediately or let them cool off. Anyways: Enjoy!
Some other spices to season your homemade plantain chips are:
– Garlic powder
– Onion powder
– Smoked paprika
– Chili powder
Grilled Plantain: It’s so deliciously easy
Grilled plantain is a delicious and easy way to enjoy this fruit! Simply slice the plantains lengthwise, brush with oil, and grill for a few minutes on each side. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or as a side dish to your grilled meats. Enjoy!
Why havent I tried Plantain Tostones before?
Plantain tostones are a type of fried green plantain that originates from Puerto Rico. Green plantains are the best to make tostones. The greenest you can find because green means unripe and that’s what we need.
They are typically fried twice and made by flattening this already fried unripe green plantain, then frying it again in oil until it is golden brown.
If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy plantains, try making plantain tostones! They are easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste preferences.
– 4 green plantains
– Vegetable oil, for frying
– Salt, to taste
How to prepare:
1. Cut the ends off of the plantain and peel it.
2. Slice them into 2′ slices after you peel them.
3. Over medium-high heat, heat oil in a deep nonstick skillet. Put the thick slices of plantain in the pan and fry them for 5 minutes.
4. Before you take them out, make sure they’re golden and cooked through.
5. Dry slices with paper towels after removing them from the skillet.
6. Wait a bit before flattening. Wrap them in saran wrap or the plantains can be mashed using a paper towel or a cup/plate.
7. Flatten the plantain by mashing them till they are about half an inch thick.
8. Using the same skillet, fry the now smashed plantains until crispy and golden.
9. Put them on paper towels to dry.
There are many different ways to flavor plantain tostones. They can be simply seasoned with salt and pepper, or you can add other spices like cumin or chili powder. You can also top them with cheese, salsa, or guacamole for an extra boost of flavor.
Jamaican Stuffed Plantain Bowl Recipe
There are few things as delicious as a Jamaican Stuffed Plantain Bowl. A Jamaican Stuffed Plantain Bowl is a delicious and hearty dish that is perfect for a winter meal. The combination of sweet plantains, savory filling, and spicy sauce is simply irresistible. And the best part is that it’s so easy to make!
So what makes a Jamaican Stuffed Plantain Bowl so delicious?
– First, the plantains themselves are incredibly sweet and smooth. They provide the perfect base for the other ingredients.
– Second, the fillings are usually a mix of meats and veggies that are cooked to perfection.
– Third, the sauces add an extra layer of flavor to the dish. They can be spicy, tangy, or even sweet.
– Fourth, all of these ingredients come together to create a truly unique and amazing flavor.
If you’ve never had a Jamaican Stuffed Plantain Bowl before, you’re missing out on one of the most delicious meals around. You can also use Jamaican yams instead of plantain for a different culinary experience.
– 4 large ripe plantains
– 1 lb ground beef
– 1/2 cup diced onion
– 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
Add 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tsp dried oregano
– 1 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp black pepper
– 1/2 cup tomato sauce
– 1/4 cup water
– 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
– 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
For the Sauce:
– 1/2 cup sour cream
– 1/4 cup salsa
– 1 tbsp lime juice
How to prepare:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Cut the plantains in half lengthwise, then slice each half into 3 pieces.
3. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain any excess fat and remove from heat.
4. Add the onion, green bell pepper, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper to the beef and stir to combine. Return to heat and cook for 5 minutes, or until the veggies are soft.
5. Stir in the tomato sauce, water, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro and cook for 2 minutes more.
6. To assemble the bowls, place 3 plantain slices in the bottom of each bowl. Top with 1/2 cup of the beef mixture and 2 tbsp of sour cream sauce.
A gluten free Plantain Empanada Recipe
This plantain empanada recipe is the perfect summer and winter dish. Empanadas are a type of pastry you typically fill with meat or cheese.
This recipe uses a plantain-based dough to make the empanadas, which makes them gluten-free.
The filling for these empanadas is a combination of shredded chicken, onions, peppers, and cilantro. You can also add in any other fillings you like, such as cheese or beef. The empanadas are baked until the dough is golden brown and the filling is hot and bubbly.
– 1 lb chicken breast, shredded
– 1/2 onion, diced
– 1 green bell pepper, diced
– 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
– Salt and pepper
– 2 plantains, peeled and mashed
– 1 egg
– 1/4 cup tapioca flour or cornstarch
How to prepare:
1. In a large skillet, sauté chicken, onions, and peppers over medium heat until chicken is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper, then stir in cilantro.
2. In a medium bowl, combine mashed plantains, egg, and tapioca flour or cornstarch. Mix well to form a dough.
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. To assemble empanadas, take a ball of dough and flatten it into a disc. Place a spoonful of chicken filling in the center, then fold the dough over to enclose the filling. Crimp the edges to seal. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
5. Place empanadas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.
To end with plantain pudding
Plantain pudding is a delicious and easy to make dessert that is perfect for summer. You can make this dish with ripe plantains, which you boil and then mash with sugar, butter, eggs, and milk. The mixture is then baked until it is set and golden brown. Plantain pudding can be served warm or cold, and is often garnished with fruits or nuts.
– 3 ripe plantains
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1/4 cup butter
– 2 eggs
– 1 cup milk
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to prepare:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
2. Peel plantains and cut into pieces. Boil in a large pot of water for 15 minutes, or until soft. Drain and mash with a fork or potato masher.
3. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Beat in eggs, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Stir in mashed plantains. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish.
4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until set and golden brown.
Serve warm or cold, garnished with fruits or nuts if desired.
These plantain recipes are perfect for summer and even wintertime cooking. Plantain fries are easy to make, full of flavor, and can be served as a side dish or main course. Whether you’re looking for something to take to a potluck or cookout, or you want to try a new plantain recipe at home, these dishes will definitely hit the spot. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go plantain!