Total Time
50mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

This dish is from Venezuela.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make a cut lengthwise on the plantain peel; open it and cut the plantain into two halves, again lengthwise.
  3. Grease a baking sheet or cover a sheet with foil; place the plantain over is peel on the tray.
  4. Insert the cloves, distributing them evenly along the two halves.
  5. Sprinkle some of the raw sugar and allspice over.
  6. Put small amounts of butter or oil on the plantain halves and sprinkle the coconut or cheese over top.
  7. Bake about 45 minutes or until the plantain become golden.
  8. Remove from oven and discard cloves.
Most Helpful

I had never cooked with plantains before, and this recipe was easy and delicious. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to take the peel off or not, so I did one sliced in half with the peel on and the other with no peel. Both turned out great. I put a little butter on all, then jack cheese on two and cinnamon sugar and ground cloves on the other two. Yum!

CalFanAnn March 31, 2004

I love steamed ripe plantains. This dish is even better. I've substituted cloves for 1/2 tsp. powdered cinnamon and the result was sensational.

Fernandinho February 24, 2004