Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Ok here's the desert I made after Saturday's trip out to eat. Don't reject eating a plantain, which is a variety of banana, till you try this easy recipe I made up the other day which I'm calling Piquant Plantains. Plantains have a unique flavor and are often a side dish to a main meal, but I consider this recipe a desert.
Take one well ripe plantain and slice it up in alternating diagonals, so you don't just have round slices, but more oblong or rectangular pieces. Put a little butter in a sauce pan and melt on medium heat, toss in the sliced plantain, sprinkle some ground coriander, anise seed, and a few drops of flavorful hot sauce. I used this Island Grove Jamaican Hot Sauce, which isn't overly hot but more importantly has some good flavor. Stir gently with a flexible spatula so as not to break down the slices of plantain. When the plantains are warmed through, serve immediately.
I borrowed the banana flower above from wikipedia, isn't the flower unique? The piquant plantains were really good; the hot sauce contrasts nicely with the sweet flavor of the ripe plantains. Thanks for visiting. More studio news coming up so please stop in again real soon.