Plantain Baked In Orange Juice

Plantain in orange juice

“Plantain is rarely showcased this formally on dinner tables and it really is a shame. In this case, lengths of ripe plantain are oven-baked with orange juice and zest. The result is very Caribbean Glam!” – Sarina Bland, TriniGourmet

Plantain Baked In Orange Juice
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Caribbean
Author: Sarina Bland
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and slice plantains, lengthwise or crosswise and place in a greased baking dish.
  2. Mix juice, honey, rind and salt; pour over plantain and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until nicely browned.
Cook's Notes
  • Sweet potatoes can also be prepared in this way. Parboil potatoes, peel and slice in dish, pour syrup over and bake until cooked (25 to 30 minutes).
  • Make sure the plantain is adequately ripe (skin should be almost completely black). The dish isn’t as appealing when the plantain is too firm.
  • The orange zest tends to get bitter in the oven so keep an eye on it and avoid including any of the white pith. Instead of topping with orange zest try using a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg – a blend of zest and sugar may be the perfect compromise!
  • Substitute the orange zest topping with a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, or a blend of zest and sugar.
This recipe was published in theΒ December 2015 edition of Cooking Sense magazine.
Sarina Bland

Author of the award-winning blog TriniGourmet, Sarina helps food lovers around the world add a dash of Caribbean Glam to their tables.