Pippa's perfect plantains

Pippa's perfect plantains

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Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Melt-in-your-mouth plantains

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal122
  • fat4g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe plantains - the skins must be black
  • 2 tbsp butter
    Butter

    Butter

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  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 8 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

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).

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mizmay
11th Aug, 2016
to add some protein and make this recipe even more awesome, try the fish-stuffed plantain recipe from FoodsfromAfrica http://www.foodsfromafrica.com/blog/plantain-balls-with-fish
suzannebianchi
1st Mar, 2009
5.05
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
7th Oct, 2008
5.05
Oups, I forgot.. I don't put the salt and pepper as in the recipe, just the cinnamon.
nalunega
7th Oct, 2008
5.05
This is also excellent if you add a bit of cinnamonn. One of my favorite ways to eat plantains.
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single_student_spice
29th May, 2014
A healthier and everyday breakfast South Indian recipe steams over ripe plantain. Serve hot with ghee (may substitute for butter- but well worth buying ghee) and sugar.