Here’s a recipe for sweet(ish) plantains that can be eaten as a side when you have a BBQ or as a pudding with ice cream or something. The recipe is from one of the cooking programmes on BBC.
- 2 ripe plantains – the skin must be black
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp demerara sugar
- 8 tbsp freshloy sqeezed orange juice
- salt & pepper to taste (optional)
- Peel the plantains and cut them crossways into 2.5 cm thick slices.
- Lay each plantain on a large sheet of foil keeping the slices together so it still looks like a whole plantain.
- Smear each plantain with butter – or just put little bits on top of them if the butter is hard – and sprinkle them with sugar.
- Shape the foil into a little boat around each plantain.
- Pour orange juice over the plantains
- If eaten with meat, you might want to grind some salt and pepper over them as well.
- Wrap the foil so that the plantains are completely enclosed inside. This can be done up to 24hrs before they’re to be cooked!
- Put foil parcels on the BBQ rack or in the oven and cook for about 30mins until the plantains are soft.