The cakes sound delicious! I have never tried a savoury plantain cake before. Naturally, that’s where today’s recipe comes in – Plantain Cakes. It was from this belief that Living the Gourmet was born. Plantain cakes make great appetizers or snacks. Add remaining mozzarella. Mixed the remaining ground beef with the cheese mixture, and add it onto the top layer of the lasagna. Your email address will not be published. I love frying up slices of plaintain, so I will for sure try it this way too. Must buy some soon and try this recipe. In the same skillet add the remaining olive oil and saute the onion, carrots, and celery stalk until tender. Preheat oven to 350º F. Gather all your ingredients. These look delicious! Need to see if I can find plantains this weekend. I love sweet plantains! So, I thought to myself, what would I ‘actually’ pair with a balmy August day out on the porch with a very light, very fruit-forward rosé wine? Catherine! I have very little experience with plantains but your recipe makes me want to give it another go because they look so good! Looks so good. More About Me ->. Thank you! I've never cooked plantains, but I'm totally intrigued now. The heart of our home lies within the kitchen. Powered by WordPress. Yellow Peel: they are ripe and have a mild sweet taste to them. We would also need the following ingredients: I divided the recipe into four sections, to make it easier to prepare. Lay the cakes out onto a paper towel lined cooling rack. Plantains are a popular Caribbean and Latin food that is cooked in various ways. What a wonderful pairing for a light wine. I like the use of cornmeal here too. I’ve never tried to cook with plantain before but you have inspired me. Looks great and may try it, and would be great for my SERVICE DOGGIES, being they won’t eat fruit. In a medium size bowl mix the egg, cottage cheese with the Italian seasoning. Our next section to prepare will be the plantains. Plantain Lasagna: A Sweet and Savory Twist. I love the idea of using plantains as cakes. Easy to make and a great compliment to any meal. Indeed, I was a fair bit too stubborn to cooperate with…well, ‘myself.’, Being the stubborn, set-in-my-ways ‘gourmet’ that I am, I kept answering myself, out loud on more occasions than I care to admit, with such antics as “But I wouldn’t be drinking a super-light fruity wine!” “But why not sangria instead?” “Super light? Heat a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tsp of olive oil and add the meat. Since my plantains were on the softer side, I didn’t want them to soak up oil, for that reason I use some oil in spray form. Black Peel: they are at the peak of the ripeness and usually super sweet and soft to the touch. ;-). We then heat a large cast iron frying pan with oil, and carefully place tablespoons of the batter into the oil, and let each portion fry for about three minutes, or until they are nice and golden. After I posted that, I thought to myself “How utterly boring and out of character for me,” if I were to actually follow that first bit of pairing advice. You can bake, boil, fry, add them to stews and soups. Recipes » Main Dishes » Plantain Lasagna: A Sweet and Savory Twist, Last Updated: Aug 28, 2020 by Nadja | Nashi Food. You’ll want to serve these while they’re hot, and just like that you’ve got a great snack for a balmy summer day. Copyright © 2020 Nashi Food! We need them to be firm but soft to the touch, not mushy. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden and crispy around the edges. Next, we are going to make long strips cutting the plantain horizontally. Quick and Easy Tuna Cakes ready in 15 minutes, Rice with Pigeon peas and coconut (Arroz con guandu y coco), Stuffed salmon fillet with spinach and cream cheese. Reduce to low heat, add the diced tomatoes and let it simmer for 15 minutes. The two complimented each other fantastically to create a quintessential ‘under the sun’ or ‘balmy day in the shade’ appetizer. Yum! Set aside for the assembly. Let it cool for 10 minutes and garnish with some chopped basil leaves. Simply serve them alongside your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy! The tropical, banana-like fruit is used both green and ripe. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful. Next, just mix the cottage cheese with the Italian seasoning and the egg. These look so delicious! Savory is definitely the way to go. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. https://livingthegourmet.com/2018/08/savory-plantain-cakes.html, Blackberry & Honey Crostini with Blue Cheese, Polenta Pancakes and Sauteed Mushrooms with Caramelized Onions, Crepes Stuffed with Spinach, Feta and Apples. In a big skillet spray some oil and just lightly fry the plantain strips until golden on each side. In the other, sprinkle garlic powder and sea salt. Green Peel: they are not ripe yet, at this point they are firm and not sweet. It’s a traditional Dominican and Puerto Rican dish. Mark and I love to eat both varieties with salmon or white fish, topped with my Easy Mango Guacamole . The mixture should be like a thick batter. You can get ones that have a couple of black spots on them. This is what we named un Puerto Rico, “pastelon con queso” or “piñón”. Reduce the heat to low, add the diced tomatoes and let the sauce simmer for 15 minutes. I cook for them, NO CRAPPY DOG FOOD!!! Season with salt, pepper, and oregano. I particularly love the idea of serving them with sour cream. My Mom would love trying this dish. Learn how your comment data is processed. It looks so delicious! I don’t feed them what I won’t eat!!!! We appreciate your discretion when sharing any of our property, including links, pages, recipes, and photos. My local Caribbean restaurant serves something similar and I love them! Green plantains, also known as platano macho o just verdes, are used in a variety of savory dishes, from appetizers to soups. I recalled one of the first sangria recipes I had ever learned, and it was a largely a ‘fruit forward’ affair, and the pairing was a savory platter of plantain cakes with an herbed sour cream based dip. I haven't seen plantain here yet..wish I could taste one of yours :-)). This sounds amazing – I cannot wait to try it! seasonings: salt, pepper, oregano, Italian seasoning. My mom and grandmom often made these. I've never cooked with plantain before so it was interesting to see this recipe. on the Foodie Pro Theme. Green plantains are a little like potatoes and work best in savory dishes like this cracker recipe. Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment. Finely dice the onion, carrot and celery stalk. And what a great way to get some extra vegetable (or are they a fruit?) Let it cool for 10 minutes, garnish with the chopped basil leaves and devour! I'm not a huge lover of fruity wines, but I do love rosé. Love the savory combination of flavores and absolutely perfect with a litht wine. I love that you made them savory! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.