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Grilled Plantains

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2 plantain sections and 1 lime wedge)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 174
  • caloriesfromfat 22 %
  • fat 4.3 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 1.2 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 1.5 g
  • carbohydrate 36.7 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 44 mg
  • calcium 5 mg

How to Make It

  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.