Boiled Plantain is one of the easiest Nigerian foods to prepare. It takes a little time and also tastes delicious. It is actually one of my favorite meals . I have to confess that I love plantains *yeah, I’m a confirmed plantain lover*…hehehe. It was one of the first meals I learnt to prepare, so for ”beginners” out there..here is one recipe you can’t go wrong with and kids love it too *wink wink*
Boiled Plantain – ingredients
- 2 ripe plantains/
- Unripe plantains (ripe plantains are sweeter, than unripe plantains, and takes less time to cook, but unripe plantains are also great if you’re watching your sugar intake)
- Salt to taste
- Water (enough to cover the plantains)
Boiled Plantain- cooking directions*
- First wash the plantains thoroughly. This is because, you’ll be cooking the plantain with the skin on. I like to use saline water(salt+water) or a mixture of vinegar and water.
- Now cut the clean plantains to chunks and place in a pot.
- Add enough water to cover it , add salt to taste and leave to cook until the plantains are tender. You can check this by pricking it with a fork.If the fork goes in smoothly…your boiled plantain is ready .
- *Take the plantains out of the water, leave to cool a bit and peel of the skin. You can serve with pepper sauce, tomato stew, obe ata dindin (fried pepper stew), alm oil sauce, or eat alone with groundnuts. ENJOY.
|Boiled Plantains with tomato stew|
By Nky Lily Lete
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You’re welcome Samuel
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This is so simple! I wonder how come I never thought to do it. I will use semi green/yellow plantain because I can't stomach the ripe ones. Thanks for the recipe aunty.
You're welcome hun. Good to have you here 🙂
Thanks for this recipe. As simple as it is, you made my da5
You're always welcome dear 🙂