Plantains are a starchier version of a banana and are very popular in Caribbean cuisine. They are a good source of fiber and vitamins B and C. Plantains range in color from green to yellow to black and unlike a banana, need to be cooked. Green plantains are the starchiest and need the most cooking time and can be prepared similar to root vegetables. Yellow and black plantains are sweeter and softer and need less cooking time. Yellow plantains are great for grilling.
Want to cook green plantains? Try Tostones, Twice Cooked Plantains.
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- 4 yellow plantains, sliced in half lengthwise, peels left on
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 4 tablespoons canola oil
- Juice and zest of half a lime
1. Brush grill with vegetable oil.
2. Place plantain, sliced side down on the grill. Cover grill and cook on medium-high heat for 15 minutes.
3. While the plantain is grilling, combine the honey, oil and zest and juice of the lime. Uncover grill, flip plantains over and brush honey-lime mixture over grilled plantain.
4. Cover grill and cook an additional 15 minutes. Place on serving platter, brush with remaining glaze and serve.
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