Green Plaintain Soup + Plantain Spiders – Sopa de Platanos Verdes con Arañitas

I think I am going bananas. It seems that the past few posts bananas and plantains are the main focus of my posts.

When last in Puerto Rico we had stopped at a restaurant and the first thing that we were served was this soup and I vowed to make it.  It was simple, but yet so rich.

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Ingredients:

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup sofrito
5 cups chicken or vegetable stock.
4 oz tomato sauce
2 plantains peeled and shredded – saving 1/2 of a plantain for the arañitas
Salt/pepper to taste
Cilantro for garnish
Vegetable oil for frying arañitas

Instructions:

In a large pot warm the olive oil and add the sofrito and garlic.  Cook for a few minutes, add stock, tomato sauce, salt/pepper and bring to a boil.

While stock is heating, peel and shred the plantains.  Lower heat and stir in shredded plantain, leaving half for the arañitas.

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In a frying pan, heat about 2-3 inches of oil.  Gather little bundles of the reserved shredded plantain and drop into the hot oil.  Fry for a few minutes on each side or until golden.

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Make sure to stir the soup to prevent the plantain from sticking to bottom of pan.  Cook for about half an hour.  Use a blender or hand blender and purée.

Serve and garnish with the arañitas and cilantro.

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BUEN PROVECHO!

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20 Responses to Green Plaintain Soup + Plantain Spiders – Sopa de Platanos Verdes con Arañitas

  1. Hace tiempo no me como una sopita de platano! Realmente nunca la he preparado. Voy a intentarlo con tu receta. Se ve delicioso!!!!

  2. flavorsofthesun says:

    What an exciting recipe. I’ve never had plantain soup, though I have enjoyed them many other ways. Love this. Just love it. Will try soon. Thanks!

  3. Joan Nova says:

    Makes my mouth water. I know I would love this because, contrary to most people, I prefer green plantains over maduros — and I love the final touch of arañitas!

  4. I have never had plantain soup. It looks droolworthy!

  5. Norma, that looks beautiful! We don’t get plantains here and I don’t eat bananas, but your glorious soup might just tempt me! :)

  6. Catherine says:

    My family and I love platains so this is right up my alley. I would love to try this soup…perfect for the Autumn weather. Blessings my dearest, Catherine xo

  7. Nydia says:

    Oh…this totally new for me…!!!

  8. Katie says:

    Those crispy plantains are making me drool. Send me a bowl of this soup so I can give it my seal of approval. ;)

  9. This soup sounds so good, and interesting. We like plantains and I just forget to use them when I have them…then I have to make a dessert because they are too ripe. ;) I want to try this one for sure! Love the fried shredded plantain garnish!

  10. Looks delicious, love the two ways of making plantains. I love plantains, but have never even attempted to bring them into my kitchen, which I need to change.

  11. Paz says:

    I especially love the idea of the plantain spiders. THAT excites me! :-)

  12. I love plantains but I’ve never had them like this, with this flavour combo. I like it when I can learn of new, easy ways to cook with a familiar ingredient! The spiders are so cute

  13. Val Harrison says:

    The sofrito is the Holy Grail of flavour for many dishes Norma. It is definitely soup weather.

  14. noobcook says:

    your soup looks creamy and velvety, I’m sure it tastes wonderfully sweet.

  15. I’ve never had plantain soup before but I’ve certainly eaten and enjoyed plantains. I’m so glad we met!! :)

  16. Lori Lynn says:

    Gosh that sounds good Norma. Love how you serve it too.

  17. I love both flavour + presentation :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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