In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Orange Brown Sugar Glazed Plantain Recipe.

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I’ve been fortunate to travel up and down the Caribbean island chain over the years and one of the things I find astonishing, are the many uses we have for plantains. Growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, Sunday lunch (most important family meal) always consisted of boiled ripe plantains to go along with the stewed meats, Callaloo, Macaroni Pie, Stewed Beans, Sweet Potato and other tasty treats mom would prepare. Very simple, but what a joy to eat. The English, Spanish, French and Dutch Caribbean all have their unique take on preparing Plantains (green and ripe) and I’m sure this orange brown sugar glazed plantain recipe will surely join in among other classics.

You’ll Need…

2 ripe plantains
pinch salt
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter

Note: The more black (and ugly looking) the plantains are, the better they are for use. This is an amazing dessert and can also be used as a topping for your favorite ice cream. Fried ripe plantains are great to serve as a side to spicy dishes (like jerk and curry) as the natural sweetness helps to balance the heat elements.

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Peel and slice the plantains into 1/4 inch pieces. I did oval shape, but if you wish you can certainly do lone pieces.

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Place the slices of plantain in a container and add all the ingredients, except the butter. Stir and allow it to marinate for about 15-20 minutes at room temperature.

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Heat the butter on a medium/low flame in a wide pan and add the pieces of marinated plantains. Keep the marinade. Fry on both sides until you have a golden color and slightly crisp edges.

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After you have the desired golden color, go in with the leftover marinade and bring to a boil. The plantains are fully cooked, so all you have to do is allow the glaze or sauce to thicken up to a consistency you like.

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Note: If doing this recipe gluten free, please go through the list of ingredients to make sure they meet with your specific gluten free dietary needs.

Do give this plantain recipe a try as it’s fun to do and quite tasty.. your sweet-tooth will thank you.

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  1. teresa
    May 24, 2016 / 5:59 am

    looks great. gonna try this asap

  2. SC
    November 9, 2015 / 9:24 am

    Hi, can this be a baked dish instead of fried?

  3. June 19, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    i’m from the Caribbean and always loved my mom’s fried plantains a big treat when growing up.we never had it your way with the marinade.i tried it with my children and they loved that’s a new holiday dish for us.Thank you.looking forward for your next pot.

  4. Kate
    February 28, 2015 / 9:07 am

    I watched the video last month and was very excited to try the recipe. I finally did today and unfortunately my plantains were not soft but rather dry and a little tough. It smells good but I probably should have cooked it longer and on lower heat to get it soft. Your other recipes look so tasty that I look forward to trying them.

  5. Lillie
    February 6, 2015 / 6:02 pm

    I love to watch the videos. Their very detailed. And I love to hear Chris talk. I’m a truck driver. Can you suggest more slow cooker recipes.

    Thank you

  6. Nona
    February 2, 2015 / 10:51 am

    I commented earlier about the twist you put on your recipes. Today I will be trying your Orange brown sugar glazed plantain. I will let you know how it turns out.It’s a good day to cook. I live in Boston MA.I’m snowed in today. One foot of snow after just getting two feet.Happy cooking to me.LOL lol

    • admin
      February 2, 2015 / 5:58 pm

      we’re snowed in here in Southern Ontario as well – happy cooking

  7. January 24, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    Being a Trinidadian I love plantains, I am looking forward to trying this recipe.

  8. Portia
    January 24, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    Being a Trinidadian I love plantains, I am looking forward to trying this recipe.

  9. Melissa
    January 23, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    I beleive that the chef is Trinidadian not Jamaican just for your information.

  10. n
    January 22, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    I love your down to earth recipes. I am american, but make Jamaican food all of the time. Thanks for the recipes. I put them in my recipe file. Love Ya keep up the good work. I like how you always put a twist on traditional recipes.

    • admin
      January 22, 2015 / 10:57 pm

      thanks for your kind words and support.

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