As a lover of plantains, I try to keep them handy. One of the things I tried this year when I got an air fryer, was to cook mofongo in it. The end results was worth it of a toddler eating it. I must say my toddler inherited my love for plantains. I use plantains […]
I have been away for too long and can’t wait to get back to blog about food and adventures. As my first recipes were plantain last year, I decided to do plantains this year. I did piononos or some may say mini-pastelones. I don’t mind what you call it as long as you try it. […]
During the devastation of this hurricane season, I find comfort on maduros. I boiled them until the peel is easy to take off and they are soft and sweet, fried them either deep or pan-fry or saute them with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon for sweet dessert. I even do mofongo with ripe plantains. The […]
I feel nothing says Puerto Rico to me like a good mofongo. I love it! It’s comforting and flavorful, if done right. It goes well with just about anything from seafood to creole style chicken.
If you are a fan of tostones, platanutres are going to be another favorite. It’s easier to prepare than tostones and work great as corn chips replacement… and I don’t mean the bags of plantain chips at the store. I like platanutres to be a bit meaty, but not paper thin like the bags at […]
What are plantains or plátanos? Well, they are not bananas for starters. Bananas are guineos and in some countries they call plátanos the bananas, but not in Puerto Rico. I wouldn’t eat a plantain like a banana when it is ripe or yellow. The green plantains are as versatile as potatoes. Unfortunately, I keep seeing […]