Grilled Plantains

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Photo: Karry Hosford
Recipe from Cooking Light

Brush plantains (cooking bananas) with a mixture of butter and brown sugar and grill them until they are soft and tender. Serve this side dish with warm lime wedges.


  • 3 soft black plantains, unpeeled (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 lime wedges


  1. Prepare grill to medium heat.
  2. Cut plantains in half lengthwise. Cut plantain halves in half crosswise. Combine butter, sugar, and pepper; brush evenly over cut sides of plantain sections.
  3. Place plantain sections, cut sides up, on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 7 minutes or until flesh is soft and skins begin to pull away from the flesh. Turn plantain sections over; grill 3 minutes. Serve warm with lime wedges.
Bill and Cheryl Jamison,
May 2003

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 174
  • Calories from fat: 22%
  • Fat: 4.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 36.7g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 44mg
  • Calcium: 5mg