Wow! This was really good! I usually do skimp on hot pepper but decided to trust, and it was great. Just right, really. I've never prepared plantains before, so I tasted it before cooking it. Can't say I'd recommend that! lol. Tasted like a bland sweet potato. But it sweetened up with the cooking and all the other flavors were so nice together with it. Thanks! Reviewed for Healthy Choices ABC tag.
Since I just didn't feel like dealing with hot oil, I just grilled the plantains instead. This added a nice smokiness to them and some pretty grill marks. The savory/spiceiness of the recipe went well with the sweetness of the plantains. I served this alongside some Amarula ice cream with a drizzle of caramel sauce. It made for an elegant and exotic (for us!) dessert. made for ZWT4 Africa.
Made & reviewed for ZWT 4 - Kumquat's Kookin' Kaboodles! I chose this unusual recipe for the Africa Dessert Challenge & am so glad I did. It is soooo good! I used homemade preserved ginger & drizzled a little of the syrup over the cooked plantains - delicious! Our family is used to the sweet / savoury combinations of African cooking so we all enjoyed this....Thanks Bethie for a lovely recipe :)