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Plantain Obsessed Recipe: Stuffed Roasted Plantain

So the other day, I was looking though my food archive and realised that only two of my most recent recipes were plantain based. What an abomination! How is it possible that I eat plantain almost daily and have so few plantain recipes? I was absolutely baffled. A decision was made to honour the greatness of plantain by dedicating the whole week to it. This colourful stuffed plantain is day two of my plantain week, it is definitely a unique way of cooking your plantain, fairly easy and sure to satisfy plantain lovers.

 

What You’ll Need…

  1. 2 ripe plantains
  2. 1 tbsp melted butter   plantain
  3. 2 tbsps canola oil
  4. Gizzard
  5. ¼ green bell pepper
  6. ¼ red bell pepper
  7. 2 cloves garlic
  8. ½ tbsp ginger
  9. ½ small onion
  10. ½ scotch bonnet
  11. 1 small tomato
  12. 1 stock cube
  13. Spring onions (for garnishing)
  14. Parsley (for garnishing)

 

Preparation:

  • Peel the plantain and make a slit down the middle. Brush with melted butter.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F and bake plantain for 40 minutes.
  • Dice all the vegetables (onions, pepper, tomatoes, ginger etc) and cut gizzard into small bits.
  • Heat 2 tbsps of oil in a pan and lightly fry gizzard till half cooked then add the veggies and cook till tender.
  • Take plantain out of oven once cooked and stuff with the gizzard.
  • Garnish with parsley and spring onions. Serve with a side of pepper sauce.Obsessed

 

Abby Soetan is a food lover and chef, passionate about showcasing West African culture through cuisine. She is a graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and the blogger behind Tatashey. When she is not blogging or taking pictures, she is probably eating plantain. Find her on Instagram @iamtatashey and visit her blog www.tatashey.com

 

 

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