1. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Torta de Plátanos (Savoury Plantain Cake)

    Ingredients: 250 gms papelón, panela, jaggery or brown sugar 225 mls (1 cup) water 4-5 whole cloves 5 medium plantains - the skin should be turning black, which shows the fruit is ripe Oil for frying Butter 220 gms hard white cheese, grated * 2 eggs a little water (* In Venezuela we use "queso...
  2. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Sopa de Plátano Verde ( Green Plantain Soup)

    Ingredients: 3 tbsps olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 medium onion 1 medium carrot 1 stick celery 3 green plantains 1 1/2 lts stock (vegetable, chicken or beef) 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper coriander leaves (optional) Method: Mince the garlic, dice the onion...
  3. Hemulen

    Bananas and Plantains/Cooking Bananas

    I noticed plantains (Musa paradisiaca) in the local supermarket today (my pic above). I've used them only once or twice in an improvised Caribbean style soup after traveling in the area. I love unripe and greenish, firm and flavorless bananas. I don't know what that preference is based on. At...
  4. CraigC

    Recipe Cuban Style Beef and Plantain Pie

    Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon ground achiote (paste) 1 16-ounce can whole tomatoes, drained (juice reserved) and...
  5. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Chicken Mofongo

    I mentioned when I posted the initial picture of this recipe that it was a transformational experience for me. This is a fairly simple recipe to execute, but the way the pieces go together really blew me away. Here's where I will try to explain why it had such a profound effect. When I made...
  6. Morning Glory

    Cookingbites Recipe Challenge: Bananas and Plantain

    The current Recipe Challenge ingredient is bananas and plantain and our judge is @Herbie who won the last round. The deadline for entries is midday Sunday 25th November (GMT). All you need to do is post a recipe containing the chosen ingredient, tag it CookingBites recipe challenge and link it...
  7. Morning Glory

    Recipe Plantain fritters

    INGREDIENTS 2 plantains, peeled, grated 75g/3oz self-raising flour 1 egg 75ml/3fl oz of beer (or use sparkling water) salt and ground black pepper 1 tbsp fresh coriander (cilantro), roughly chopped vegetable oil, for deep frying METHOD Put flour and egg into a bowl and whisk in enough beer...
  8. Caribbean girl

    How do you use plantain?

    How do you usually eat plantain? I like to have my plantain either fried or boiled. I would use it at the side of my dinner whether fried or boiled. I also use it as a breakfast treat along with fried or scrambled eggs. When I use it this way, it has to be fried. However, I have heard some...
  9. Ellyn

    Plantain / Cooking Banana

    I know how to stew this in sweet coconut milk, and I'm learning how to caramelize it, and it must be easy to just fry it up in butter and serve it with some rice and egg...or boil it in syrup and serve it with milk... But I wonder if there's anything else I can do with plantain, preferably not...
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