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
6 lime wedges
How to Make It
Prepare grill to medium heat.
Cut plantains in half lengthwise. Cut plantain halves in half crosswise. Combine butter, sugar, and pepper; brush evenly over cut sides of plantain sections.
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.