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Caramelized Plantains With Honey-Peanut Sauce

Yield makes 4 servings
Prep: 15 min., Cook: 6 min.
Select black plantains for optimum flavor and tenderness. We do not recommend substituting bananas for plantains.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 soft black plantains, cut into 1-inch-thick slices (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup aromatic peanut oil made with USA-GROWN PEANUTS
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter made with USA-GROWN PEANUTS
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Garnishes: chopped USA-GROWN PEANUTS, lime wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 521
  • fat 26 g
  • satfat 6 g
  • monofat 12 g
  • polyfat 8 g
  • protein 4 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 217 mg
  • calcium 22 mg

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together brown sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Add plantain slices, tossing to coat.

  2. Cook plantains in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer to serving plates, using a slotted spoon.

  3. Combine honey and next 5 ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in butter until smooth. Spoon sauce over plantains. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.