Monday, June 28, 2010
After experimenting with plantain only once before I decided to try again. And this was delicious!
Wait until your plantain is ripe. A ripe plantain is anywhere from yellow with some black spots to mostly black. I allowed this one to ripen to about 1/2 black. It can easily take weeks for a plantain to ripen on your counter top, so be patient. Green plantains are used in savory dinner dishes.
1 or 2 ripe plantains
canola oil for brushing and grilling
salt, to taste
1. Peel your plantain and slice diagonally into 1/2 slices (or smaller if you want them more crisp)
2. Brush canola oil on both sides of your plantain slices and grill on a hot clean grill for about 3 minutes per side. You want an even yellow color throughout with some nice grill marks.
3. Season with a pinch of salt and serve.
Super with brown basmati rice and a poached egg!