Pippa's perfect plantains

Pippa's perfect plantains

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Melt-in-your-mouth plantains

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
122
protein
1g
carbs
22g
fat
4g
saturates
3g
fibre
1g
sugar
5g
salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe plantains - the skins must be black
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 8 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

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Method

  1. Peel the plantains and cut them crossways into slices 2.5cm thick. Lay each plantain on a large sheet of foil, keeping the slices together so they stay in their original shape.
  2. Smear each plaintain with the butter (or dot it over if it’s hard) and sprinkle with the sugar. Make a gondola shape round each plantain with the foil, then pour over the orange juice and grind salt and pepper on top. Wrap the foil completely round the plantains so they’re securely sealed inside. (You can prepare to this stage up to 24 hours ahead.)
  3. Put the foil parcels on the barbecue rack and cook for 30 minutes until the plantains are softened (to check if they’re ready, open a parcel and test with the point of a knife).

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2003

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suzannebianchi's picture
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This was delicious! I followed PinkRose's advice and used cinnamon. There are some plantains going ripe in my kitchen as I write this. Can't wait to make it again!!

nalunega's picture
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Oups, I forgot.. I don't put the salt and pepper as in the recipe, just the cinnamon.

nalunega's picture
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This is also excellent if you add a bit of cinnamonn. One of my favorite ways to eat plantains.

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