Plantain recipes you should definitely try before the year ends.
Yet another year goes by. We pose questions like ” what are my biggest accomplishments this year? Could I have done this better? What if I didn’t do this or that? Well, welcome to the real world. These questions and more will always be there. We live and learn. Try to do things differently each day hopefully to accomplish different and better results. You know why? You really can’t do anything about time, once its gone, it really is gone. Use it wisely. And truly stop and smell the roses. We all have one life to live right?
That being said, lets end the year with a few highlights from around the blog. We are shinning the light on one of my favorite ingredients to work with, PLANTAIN! It sure does look like a banana right? ” What’s the difference? you look like you know much more about it than I do?” These are the words of a store associate at my local target. If you know me personally , you know this is the opening to my favorite conversations. Talking food! All things food make me giggle like a little girl. Want to know what my first answer was?
“It’s actually sold by the pound, not each. I just don’t want to make the 45 minutes drive into Nashville for more affordable plantain”……smile. Its really just plantains, delicious, versatile and super easy to work with. Thicker skinned than bananas and should be cooked before eating. Their trees are also very similar but plantain trees are also bigger. Plantains are also bigger in size than bananas.
The moment she asked “How do you use plantains?”
“Well everything!!!! I’m not much of a baker but for starters, try replacing bananas with plantains”
Then you can move on to the many different dishes you can make using plantains. These are my favorite plantain recipes that are simple, hearty and super simple to make.
My Sweet plantain and black bean bowl, its vegan ,hearty, spicy and oh so delicious. Part of me says I should feel guilty for pan frying, part of me says it’s the best way to treat plantains this ripe. Part of me doesn’t really care because it’s worth every bite!