Sunday, July 4, 2010

Grilled Plantain Chips with Basil

What do you look for when shopping for Plantains? Well, that depends on what you need from the plantain. Green plantains are perfect for stews, yellow plantains with some white and black bruising are great for grilling of frying, and plantains with black covering almost the entire surface area are great for desserts because the more black they get the sweeter they get.

This is a simple recipe you will love to make over and over again for your guests or as a light snack to substitute popcorn.

What You'll Need:

2 tbsp. fresh basil chopped
Nonstick Spray for grill
2 Plantains- cut into 1/2 inch slices
Juice from 1 lime
Dash of salt
Dash of pepper


Heat grill- I use a stove top griddle so I placed my plantains directly on top, but if you are using an outside grill, place a sheet of tin foil down on the surface to ensure plantains don't drop through

Spray grill with Nonstick spray

Mix ingredients together

Place slices of plantains on grill and cook for 3 minutes on each side

Remove and sprinkle with additional basil and serve warm

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