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Platanos En Tentacion (Plantains In Temptation)

Updated on August 21, 2014

The Best Accompaniment To Arroz Con Guandu

PLATANOS EN TENTACIÓN PLANTAINS IN TEMPTATION
PLATANOS EN TENTACIÓN PLANTAINS IN TEMPTATION

You've Got To Try This With Rice

INGREDIENTS:

You will need at least three very ripe plantains, so ripe that the skin is black.

1/2 stick of butter

1 bottle or can of soda of your liking, or 8 ounces of orange juice.

A skillet, pot, or pan

Take the skin off the plantains. Peel them, yes. Arrange them in a skillet, a pot or a pan, or a Pyrex (if you will bake them in the oven) and take a whole coke bottle (the small, individual variety) or can, or any other flavored soda (it could be red soda or it could be grape soda, or even root beer, or even orange juice). Orange juice makes them quite tasty. But soda does, too. You will have to experiment. The truth is that any soda will do. If you have a bit of brown sugar, sprinkle it on top. If you have a bit of cinnamon, you can also sprinkle some on top of that. Take a stick of butter and cut it in half....now cut one of the halves into slices, and place them all over the plantains. Cover the pot or pan, and place it on medium heat on the stove top, or in the oven. If you cook them in the oven, it would be on 325F and you would cover them with aluminum foil. Let the plantains soak up the soda....It will be about 20 minutes. The more ripe, the faster they will absorb the liquid. If the plantains are very ripe, they will have natural sugars that will caramelize with the soda, and it will create a certain syrup that the plantains will be wallowing in. This is the stage you want it to be in, when you eat them with the Arroz Con Guandu (see my other recipe). This is absolutely wonderful with rice; any type of rice...you can have it with white rice, or Arroz con Guandu, or Arroz con Pollo (pollo means chicken and that is another recipe). I don't eat meat any more though, and I don't want to promote the killing of any kind of animal or bird. I would rather be kind to animals. But I know you will love this! You will be licking your fingers. MMMMM and I'm supposed to be on a diet tomorrow....temptation, temptation....just as the name implies! Just when you are on a diet you start thinking of all the delicious food....ha ha ha.

Where to get the plantain? Sometimes Publix will have them...but you should be able to get them at any Hispanic food store or supermarket.

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      maricarbo 3 years ago

      I love this. It is my favorite recipe for plaintain and it tastes sooooo good with rice!

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      Johanna 7 years ago

      In Colombia we eat it with cheese in the middle, it taste so good. My husband is from Panama and he made this dish and it was delicioso!!!

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      Kat 8 years ago

      Wow! Im panamenian and let me tell you this recipe is an easy version of this side dish and is just as good as my mom's complicated one... thanks!

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      maricarbo 8 years ago

      Enjoy, I love them, too!

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      Nikolai Brazil 8 years ago

      The greatast platanos Ihve Evar Saen!

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      Disillusioned 8 years ago from Kerala, India

      Looks very interesting. I'll have to cajole my wife to try it!

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      Avispate p0 Aby 8 years ago

      Qe Geniaal (Y) la Receta si igual se ve Apetitosaa :D Daale Cuidensee Shaaaaaao! .-.

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      The Rope 8 years ago from SE US

      Yum! Now I don't have to go out to get this very tasty dish! I'm always looking for plantains on the menus. Thanks!

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      Kim Garcia 8 years ago

      Yummo!! This sounds like something my husband would love. He's from Bogota Colombia and fries plantains with garlic. Makes a great snack, like healthy chips! Thanks for this new recipe. Peace ~K

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      maricarbo 8 years ago

      Panama Mark, I saw your Panama website. Congratulations at promoting such a wonderful and happy place! I miss Panama so much! I hope to be able to return to eat all of my favorite foods.

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      maricarbo 8 years ago

      Right on, right on!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I never heard this food before.It looks delicious. thanks for share the great recipes. I'll try to make it at home.

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      PAMark 8 years ago from Victoria, BC Canada & Boquete, Panama

      Yes, Yes - Si, Si! Truly the best accompaniment to Arroz con Pollo, or most other Panamanian dishes for that matter. Mari I really love how you educate the world to Panama through your recipes. Many, many people just assume all Latin Countries make nothing but hot spicy dishes - we both know that's not true in Panama! Thanks again for sharing. BTW way I'm working with a friend to get my LearnAboutPanama.com site freshened up. Even though it's free subscription I'm thinking of opening it up completely so people can just surf around and find what they are looking for. One thing I want to do for sure is start linking to your wonderful Panama Food recipes so people who haven't been to Panama can understand this wonderful aspect of Panamanian culture. Keep Sharing! PanamaMark http://www.LearnAboutPanama.com

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