Grilled Plantains

Grilled PlantainsRecipe
Photo: Karry Hosford
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.


6 servings (serving size: 2 plantain sections and 1 lime wedge)

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Nutritional 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


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


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.