Sopa De Platano (Spicy Plantain and Corn Soup)

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Total Time
10 mins
18 mins

A delicious and, as the title says, spicy way to serve plantains.

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 10 ounces plantains, peeled and sliced into discs (yellow)
  • 1 large tomato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped (1 tsp., if using dried)
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch nutmeg, grated


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan or pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, cooking until the onion is soft.
  2. Add plantains, corn, and tomato. Cook for about five minutes.
  3. Add all of the remaining ingredients, except for the nutmeg, and simmer until the plantain slices are tender. Add the nutmeg and serve hot.