Plantains

Tostones with Parsley Garlic Sauce Recipe

By Diana Perez | April 10, 2013

tostones, plantains
tostones, plantains, seafood salad

Tostones with Seafood Salad

Tostones are found in various cusines from Latin America, especially those from the Caribbean, including Venezuelan, where great big slices of the twice-fried green plantain substitute bread, making the sandwich called a patacón (Puerto Ricans call it a jibarito).

To read about the Origins of Tostonesclick here.

Note:  Tostones are made with ripe green plantains that can be found at any Latino bodega or supermarket.  However, if you’re overwhelmed by the sheer variety of bananas and plantains, ask the grocer or the ladies who are shopping for their own bunch of plátanos.

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Roasted Eggplant & Plantains Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 28, 2010

Photo: NellieMcS

Photo: NellieMcS

I love roasted eggplant, and this vegetarian dish combines the hearty vegetable with sweet plantains for a spicy side to your Kwanzaa feast.  Plantains are similar to a banana, but are generally used for cooking.  In this recipe, I roast them and then  toss them in a spice mixture.  If you love sweet and savory contrasts in food, then this is a dish for you!

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