Simple Sides: Plantain PureeSunday, June 17, 2012
Tonight's simple side dish was somewhat experimental, resulting in a new favorite way to enjoy plantains. This makes a great healthy alternative to mashed potatoes as it has much less butter and no cream or milk added. The plantains used should be ripe with bright yellow skin mottled in black. The sweetness of the puree makes it a great side for rich or spicy meat dishes such as the Jerk Braised Short Ribs I served tonight. I like to roast a whole head of garlic in the oven while I'm cooking other foods, that way I can refrigerate and use as needed without additional prep.