I love to eat plantains and I am forever looking for new ways to cook and serve them. To those who may not be aware of what they are, plantains are in the same family as bananas, are larger than bananas and regarded as vegetables rather than fruits.
They are a great source of dietary starch, rich in dietary fibre, Vitamins A & B6. Plantains also contain moderate levels of folates and potassium.
This plantain recipe is simple to make and you can serve as starter, snack or canapés (finger food).
Try my rolled plantain stuffed with chicken breast chunks with a spicy pepper sauce. You can use a variety of different meats or other vegetables for the stuff.
All you need:
- A couple of just ripe plantains (but still firm)
- Green pepper (dice)
- Onion (dice)
- Plain Roasted chicken (cut into small bite-size chunks)
- Tomato & Pepper sauce (pre-prepared)
What to do:
- Peel the plantain and slice thinly and evenly across its length. Fry for about five minutes in a shallow pan. Drain excess oil from the fried plantain and set to one side.
- In a separate pan, lightly fry the diced onion and green peppers. Add some pepper sauce and stir well. Check for salt. Finally add the chicken pieces. Ensure the chicken is stirred well into the sauce. Allow to heat through for about 3-5 minutes.
Funke Koleosho's Plantain Rolled with Peppered Chicken Recipe
- Finally, scoop some of the peppered chicken onto the plantain strips and carefully roll around the chicken ensuring it is completely covered. Secure in place with a toothpick.