Plantains

How To : Prepare plantain crusted snapper with mango salsa

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

How To : Make Cuban roasted pork with plantains

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

How To : Make plantain empanadas

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

How To : Back plantain chip snacks with a sour cream dip

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

How To : Make Cuban Sopa de Platano (plantain soup)

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

How To : Saute plantains in butter for a sweet side dish

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!

How To : Make Filipino paksiw na pata (sour pork leg)

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

How To : Use Chayote Squash for Fries, Salad, Pie, & 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

How To : Make Indian vegetarian shammi kabab

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

How To : Make mole poblano sauce

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

How To : Make a Simple Herbal Extract

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

How To : Fry Banana and Jackfruit Turon Rolls

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

How To : Make Filipino beef pochero

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

How To : Make Nicaraguan tamales

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

How To : Remedy a sting with plantago

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.

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