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Plantain Turnovers Recipe ~ Caribbean Style: It’s amazing how such simple ingredients can create something so tasty.

Shortcrust Pastry Ingredients:

  • 150 g (6 oz) plain flour
  • 1 ml spoon (1/4 teasp.) salt
  • 75 g (3 oz) fat (1/2 vegetable shortening and 1/2 margarine)
  • cold water to bind

Filling Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe plantains
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup melted butter

Cooking Instructions:

Peel and slice plantains lengthwise thinly. Then cut into 3″ pieces. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Then melt butter in a pan over heat and allow to cool slightly. Prepare pastry and roll out on floured board.

Cut into oblong pieces approx. 21/2″x4″. Dip plantain piece by piece into melted butter and then roll into sugar mixture. Then place on to pastry rolling over and sealing at both ends with a little water. Brush with milk, place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375F until golden brown. Serve warm.

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Plantain Cheese Recipe

Moist and delicious Plantain Cheese Recipe. Easy to make, just need a few sweet ripe plantains, grated cheese, seasoning pepper, sprig celery and parsley. I’ve to admit, the idea of cheddar cheese on ripe plantain sound a bit wired too me flavor-wise. But surprisingly the both favors complemented each other and recipe came out delicious. Give this recipe a try, and let’s know what you think!

Plantain Cheese Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 medium ripe plantains (great two)
  • 4 oz (125 g) white & yellow cheese grated
  • 6 seasoning pepper
  • 2 large sprig celery
  • large sprig parsley (chopped)

How to make Plantain Cheese:
Plantain Cheese Recipe

1. Chop seasoning pepper finely with celery and parsley and mix together with grated plantain into a paste to use as stuffing.

2. Cut the other two plantains lengthwise and remove the center. Fill space with the mixture.

3. Place into a baking dish and in the oven at 300F for 20 minutes.

4. Top with grated cheese and place back in the oven for a further 10 minutes.

Recipe by:Chef Waviel Brazil of Hot Pot Restaurant from “Food & Drink Guide – 2009”

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grilled plantains

In nearly every island in the Caribbean you travel too, there is a strong chance that you will come across vendors on the side to road selling grilled plantains. Grilled plantains recipe has been around in the Caribbean for centuries – my grandma did it and so did her mother. Back in the day when flour was still a luxury to item have at home, grilled or roasted plantains were substituted for bread.

Plantains can be cooked at any stage of ripeness and they’re a great source of folate, a nutrient which plays a vital role in cancer prevention. Try your hand this recipe – you will love it.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 soft black plantains, unpeeled (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 lime wedges

Method:

Prepare grill to medium heat. Cut plantains in half lengthwise. Cut plantain halves in half crosswise. Combine butter, sugar, and pepper; brush evenly over cut sides of plantain sections.

Place plantain sections, cut sides up, on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 7 minutes or until flesh is soft and skins begin to pull away from the flesh. Turn plantain sections over; grill 3 minutes. Serve warm with lime wedges.

Recipe by:Bill and Cheryl Jamison , Cooking Light, MAY 2003
Photo By:Karry Hosford via myrecipes.com

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