PLATANOS EN TENTACION – SWEET PLANTAINS IN CARAMEL SAUCE


While visiting Panama, we came across this dish.  I later found out that not only do we make this Puerto Rico, but also Cuba and most of Central America.

This sweet side dish adds a nice contrast to other traditional Latin dishes.

Ingredients:

3 very ripe plantains ( skin covered in black spots), peeled, sliced in about one inch pieces
1 cup brown sugar
pinch of salt
3 cinnamon sticks
2 oz dark rum
2 tablepoons of unsalted butter
about 2 cups water to cover plantains

Instructions:

Place plantains in a medium sauce pan, add the cinnamon, rum, sugar, butter, salt and cover plantains with water. Bring to a soft boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally to make sure the sugar dissolves. This will take about an hour or until the sugar caramelizes.

BUEN PROVECHO!

 

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5 Responses to PLATANOS EN TENTACION – SWEET PLANTAINS IN CARAMEL SAUCE

  1. soniayrich says:

    Plantain goodness! Que Rico!

  2. Joan Nova says:

    Beautifully presented. I’d be interested in what you served it with.

  3. Norma, que ricos plátanos y que deliciosa receta. ¡Enhorabuena!

  4. soniayrich says:

    Looks so inviting sitting there on that plate!

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