The produce section is full of fruits, both familiar and quite strange. Depending on the season, you may see giant, bright-green bananas on display next to the normal bananas that you know and love. No, those aren't super-unripened bananas—they're plantains, and they are defin ...more
In this series of cooking videos you'll learn how to make a recipe for plantain crusted snapper with mango salsa. Expert Chef Donno demonstrates how to make this gourmet dish step-by-step, showing you the ingredients you'll need, how to debone fish, how to prepare the plantain ...more
Summertime is grilling time! Watch this how-to video on how to make delicious grilled Cuban pork with plantain bananas. Perfect for your summer backyard BBQ! Learn this fantastic pork recipe and add a little Cuban spice to you cooking. Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 t ...more
Watch this how to video and make this delicious Puerto Rican dish tonight. Stuff some plantains, tomatoes, and onions into a chicken breast and create a dish that everyone will enjoy.
If you like empanadas, then this plantain version is sure to hit your recipe box. Fried foods aren't generally good for you, but you can't exactly not fry empanadas. And don't try to substitute bananas for the plantains. Otherwise those would be banana empanadas and not planta ...more
In this cooking how-to video Chef Mario shows Rachel a new way to eat "chips and dip". Watch this cooking lesson as he shows you how to make a unique and quick snack out of plantains. All the ingredients for this recipe are thinly sliced plantains, olive oil, salt and pepper. ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make Cuban Sopa de Platano (plantain soup). Ingredients are: 4 c chicken broth, 1 chopped onion, 1 carrot, 1 celery rib, 4 garlic cloves, 2 large plantains, 1 bay leaf, salt, 1/2 c cilantro, and 1 lime. Once you have prepared all your ingredie ...more
In this clip, Sunny Anderson shows you how to saute plantains into a crispy, naturally sweet side dish like they do in Mexico and the Caribbean. All you need are plantains and butter and a few minutes of time so you'll be ready. Enjoy!
Check out this video to learn how to use plantain leaves on a cut. Learn from two knowledgeable kids.
Ingredients: 1 pig'seg (pata), cleaned and cut into small pieces 1/2 cup dried banana blossoms soaked in water 6 bananas, fried and sliced. (Saba variety or plantains) 4 segments crushed garlic 1 laurel leaf 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tbsp. white vinegar 3 tbsp. brown sugar ...more
Several years ago, I moved to Brooklyn, New York, just outside a Spanish neighborhood. It was here that I was introduced to chayote. Fast-forward to present day: I live in Los Angeles and buy several chayote squash a week to cook with—yes, I said several. It's so versatile and ...more
I am officially breaking up with my daily breakfast of avocado toast and embarking on a promising new relationship with savory oatmeal. Yes, you read that right—savory oatmeal. Don't Miss: Homemade Oatmeal Trumps Store-Bought Every Time I've never been a "sweets for breakfas ...more
Watch this cooking tutorial to learn how to make a coconut banana pudding dessert. Ingredients: Coconut Cream Bananas or Plantains Tapioca Pearls Sugar Salt Water
In this video, we learn how to make tropical fried rice with shrimp and sweet plantains. You will need: 1/2 c mushrooms, 1/2 purple onion, 1/2 c carrots, 1 clove garlic (minced), 4 scallions (thinly sliced), 1 tsp ginger (minced), 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp toasted sesame oil, 3 ...more
In this video, we learn how to make Indian vegetarian shammi kebab. You will first need to mash a green plantain that has been boiled first. Next, add oil to a pan and then add black cumin, chopped onions, salt, chopped green chilies, turmeric powder, chopped mint leaf, chick ...more
This Mexican sauce is perfect for any occasion, and the poblano is a great addition. If you want an authentic Mexican experience, then this mole recipe is perfect. It's great for parties or fiestas, because it feeds up to 24 people, and the poblano peppers will drive your dinn ...more
Hello there, people. Today, I am going to show you how to extract the essence from a useful plant, using either alcohol or olive oil. This is how you take a plant and turn it into a useful (and preservable) medicine. For those of you who know nothing about herbal medicine, let ...more
Home cooks are often quite intimidated when trying to reproduce the delicious ethnic dishes they enjoy at various restaurants. Thankfully, there are definite flavor profiles and spice/seasoning/herb combos that are very specific to various regional cuisines and cultures; with ...more
This turon (banana lumpia) is one of my favorite meriendas (light meals), and it's so easy to make, even a child can do it! It's a must try, especially if you can't think about something to cook. So, for all the diehard banana fans, this is for you. Warning Applicable to pla ...more
Simmer beef in water until it is tender. Set aside the broth. Boil potato in beef broth and set aside. Boil plantain and set aside. In a large skillet or saucepan, sauté garlic in oil. Add beef, chorizo or pepperoni, chick peas, broth, green beans, cabbage and green onions or ...more
Learn how to prepare a delicious Dominica/ Creole dish with this recipe video. Most people would associate creole cooking with New Orleans, but the Caribbean also has a rich tradition of creole cuisines. This video was filmed in the beautiful island of Dominica and shows how ...more
In order to prepare Nicaraguan Tamales, you will need the following ingredients: chicken, orange, green pepper, onions, celery, garlic, margarine or vegetable shortening, potato, plantain leaves, and cornmeal. Cut up the chicken. Pork may be substituted for chicken. Cut the c ...more
The plantain, or plantago major, is effective as a wasp sting remedy. The plantago lanceolata, the plantain herb is also great as a sting remedy. Watch this how to video and learn more about uses of plantain.