Grilled Plantains

Plantain is a fruit that is a variety of a banana. They can be prepared many ways as a dessert. They are often boiled, steamed, grilled, baked, or fried. In the United States they are often grilled. In some regions of the world, the plantain is steamed and is served for breakfast. Plantains are very much similar to a large green banana but have a different taste. When a plantain is not ripe their color is green. When a plantain is ripe their color is black. A banana is sweet and a plaintain is tart. It contains more starch than a banana. This artlcle will explain how to grill this delicious fruit. This recipe is simple and easy to make and your family, friends, and guests will really enjoy being served this delightful dessert.

Ingredients:

6 ripe plantains, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 tablespoon of olive oil
4 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of honey
2 tablespoons of real butter
1/2 cup of finely chopped walnuts
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Prepare the grill.
2. Brush each sliced plantain with olive oil on both sides evenly.
3. Place on the heated grill for about 2 minutes on each side. The plantain will be a caramel color after 2 minutes of grilling.
4. In a small mixing bowl, combine the butter, walnuts, brown sugar, honey, salt, and pepper. Place in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir well until the ingredients are well combined and smooth and make sure the butter melts completely.
5. Place the plantains on a serving platter and pour the mixture over them. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

This is an excellent dessert for serving at an outdoor party or special occasion. They are not very time consuming to make. They are also very inexpensive. This recipe will make 12 slices. To serve more people just double the recipe. It is recommended that they be eaten when cooked. They will not store very well after being grilled. You may be creative by making the sauce of your choice such as using a citrus topping or caramel topping. They are also delicious swerved with cool whip. You will surely get a lot of great compliments from serving this delicious dessert. Plantains are also a healthy dessert in that they contain vitamin C. They may be easily purchased at most grocery stores or a fruit and vegetable market. This fruit can even be eaten raw. They have a sweeter taste when they are ripe and the color is black. In Preu, this fruit is made into an alcoholic drink. Plantain chips are made similar to banana chips by frying. Plantain are also used and ground into a flour because of their high starch content.

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