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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Hace tiempo no me como una sopita de platano! Realmente nunca la he preparado. Voy a intentarlo con tu receta. Se ve delicioso!!!!
Glory es tan simple pero tan rica…sabe a puro pastel….Voy a tratar de hacer pasteles al fin de mes. Mi Mami los hacia pero no lo he intentado…veremos como sale…si tienes ideas mandamelas a firstname.lastname@example.org. Un amigo me mado su receta y muchas ideas pero siempre es bueno preguntar.
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!
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!
I have never had plantain soup. It looks droolworthy!
Norma, that looks beautiful! We don’t get plantains here and I don’t eat bananas, but your glorious soup might just tempt me! 🙂
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
Oh…this totally new for me…!!!
Those crispy plantains are making me drool. Send me a bowl of this soup so I can give it my seal of approval. 😉
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!
Thanks Lyndsey…Will pay a visit…
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.
I especially love the idea of the plantain spiders. THAT excites me! 🙂
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
The sofrito is the Holy Grail of flavour for many dishes Norma. It is definitely soup weather.
your soup looks creamy and velvety, I’m sure it tastes wonderfully sweet.
I’ve never had plantain soup before but I’ve certainly eaten and enjoyed plantains. I’m so glad we met!! 🙂
Gosh that sounds good Norma. Love how you serve it too.
I love both flavour + presentation 😀
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