Caramelized Plantains With Honey-Peanut Sauce

Caramelized Plantains With Honey-Peanut Sauce Recipe
Prep: 15 min., Cook: 6 min.
Select black plantains for optimum flavor and tenderness. We do not recommend substituting bananas for plantains.


makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living Food for Today

Nutritional 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


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


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

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.

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.

March 2009
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