Citrus Mashed Plantains
Plaintains are members of the banana family, but they’re starchier. Unlike bananas, they cannot be eating raw. They are delicious baked, fried or– in this case– boiled and then mashed. They have a light orange color. This recipe adds a little lime zest and butter. We served this as a side dish to Jamaican Jerk chicken. It’s a nice change from making mashed potatoes and a lot healthier!
- 1 large plantain
- 2 teaspoons lime zest
- 1 tablespoon butter
- salt and pepper to taste
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from afeastfortheeyes.net
Add the plantain to a pot of boiling water and cook 9 to 11 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork.
Note: I steam mine in my pressure cooker for 4 minutes, then do a fast pressure release.
Drain thoroughly and return to the pot.
Off the heat, stir in the butter and lime zest; season with salt and pepper. Using a fork, mash the mixture to your desired consistency; season with salt and pepper to taste