I like to explore new things every once in a while, and I’ve never made plantains before, so when they were on sale, we picked some up. This recipe is really easy, involving about a minute of prep time, and it can be made with a variety of different flavors. I was surprised at how yellow the plantains were after cooking, expecting something lighter and more banana colored, but the color was actually brighter than a banana skin!
On the left, I used the mesquite seasoning, in the middle, salt/pepper, and on the right, honey. Other seasoning ideas include: seasoned salt, garlic salt, herbs, or whatever else you might like. My personal favorite out of the three flavors I tried was the mesquite, followed by sea salt/pepper. The honey was ok, but not great.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
|seasonings||I tried salt/pepper, honey, and mesquite seasoning.|
- Cut a slit down the length of the plantain, all the way through the skin, but no deeper.
- Wrap the plantain in foil and bake at 400F for 30-40 minutes. The plantain should be soft, but not mushy.
- After the plantain is baked, remove it from the oven and let it sit on the counter for about 5 minutes.
- Peel the plantain, cut into slices, season, and serve. Here’s where you can play around with different flavors.