October 14, 2013
Sweet & Spicy Sauteed Plantains
Secret time: this is the first time I've tried plantains - I have been terrified of them until now! I don't know why, either. No good reason.
Over the last couple years, my taste has changed completely and I really love almost all fruits and veggies now. And I'm not scared to try new things anymore, because I realize chances are I'll like them.
Except for plantains.
Anyway, I finally decided to give them a try. So I made some simple sautéed plantains with two of my favorite no-fail ingredients that could make me like anything: maple syrup and ground harissa.
Turns out, they're pretty good. Very root-veggie-esque. Once cooked, they're really soft and got a slightly crispy crust from sautéing them.
This was a pretty good combo for them. I love spicy and sweet, and the maple syrup got super sticky and delicious.
I'll experiment with some more plantain recipes...anybody got a favorite?! I'm thinking the addition of garlic to this would be awesome.
Here's the recipe:
1 plantain, sliced
2 T avocado oil (or another plain vegetable oil)
1/8 t ground harissa
1 T maple syrup
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the avocado oil and plantain and sauté until lightly browned on each side. Sprinkle with harissa, add maple syrup, and toss until the syrup coats all the pieces and cooks down a little.
Nutrition facts per serving: Calories: 150; Calories from Fat: 15; Total Fat: 1.7g; Sodium: 5mg; Total Carbohydrates: 36.0g; Dietary Fiber: 2.7g; Sugars: 19.4g; Protein: 1.3g
Posted by Leslie