BBQ Melt-In-Your-Mouth Plantains

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by UmmBinat

ZWT7, South & Central America. 5 stars on

Top Review by Sydney Mike

It was very easy to make this great-tasting dish & I must admit that I was probably overly generous with the cinnamon, but then we do like that particular spice! One thing I did add, was a bit of orange zest added to the OJ! Thanks for a great treat! [Made & reviewed for one of my groupmates in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #42]

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 ripe plantains, the skins must be black
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar (brown sugar crystals)
  • 8 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • salt & pepper (optional)
  • cinnamon (to garnish)


  1. Peel the plantains and cut them crossways into slices 2.5cm thick.
  2. Lay each plantain on a large sheet of foil, keeping the slices together so they stay in their original shape.
  3. Smear each plaintain with the butter (or dot it over if it's hard) and sprinkle with the sugar.
  4. Make a gondola shape round each plantain with the foil, then pour over the orange juice and grind salt and pepper on top if using.
  5. Wrap the foil completely round the plantains so they're securely sealed inside. (You can prepare to this stage up to 24 hours ahead.).
  6. 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).
  7. Sprikle with salt, pepper and cinnamon.

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