Sweet Spot Boiled Plantain with Sesame oil
Plantains are a type of banana that has lower sugar content than the dessert banana, and are typically green in color. They also contain more starch, and must be boiled or fried before they can be eaten. They are considered as a staple food in many parts of the world, and are more similar in flavor to potatoes than a banana. For this recipe, we will be cooking plantains to be served as a side dish or as a first course in a meal.
1 bunch plantains
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 whole onion, chopped
¼ cup chili peppers chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar
salt to taste
pepper to taste
You may choose to use unripe or ripe plantains for this recipe. Peel the plantains. In a pot, boil the plantains for 15-20 minutes, or until they become tender. Drain the water and set aside. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan or skillet then add the onion and chili pepper. Season with salt and pepper then sautee for 1-2 minutes, then add the sugar.
Chop the plantains into tiny pieces then pour the sauce on top of the plantains then serve. You may also choose to drizzle olive oil on the plantains.