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Dominican Mashed Plantains   Veg  HT  ACC West Indian  40mins

 

Serves 4       Hot  Vegetarian  Vegetables  Accompaniment  Gluten Wheat free  Eggless  Dominica  Caribbean  West Indies  Nth American  North American

 

Ingredients

3 Green Plantains 

Butter 

Salt 

3 tbsp Olive Oil 

1 Onion, chopped 

1 Green Capsicum (sweet pepper) chopped 

2 Garlic Clove, finely minced 

2 Tomato, chopped 

Salt and Pepper 

3 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar 

 

Instructions

 

1. Peel the plantains and cut crossways into 3 pieces. Place in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes until tender.  

 

2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a frying pan add the onions, green pepper, and garlic and sauté until soft and transparent. Season with salt and pepper to taste then remove from heat and stir in the red wine vinegar. Cover and keep warm.

 

3. Drain the cooked plantains over a large bowl reserving the cooking water, then return the plantains to the rinsed out pan and mash with a fork, adding butter to taste and add a little of the reserved cooking water to get a smooth but firm consistency. Season with salt and pepper. 

 

4. To serve - place the mashed plantain on a warmed serving platter and top with the sautéed onion mixture. Serve immediately as a side dish to accompany meat or poultry.

 

Can also be served as a meal in itself. Just top each portion with a poached egg.

 

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Key techniques required to make this recipe

 

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.
 

Freeze/Make ahead

 

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Main equipment required to make this Recipe

 

Chopping Knife

Chopping Board

Saucepan

Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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