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

It only takes 5 ingredients to whip up the best grilled plantains you’ve ever had. The smoky-sweet flavor profile of these grilled plantains makes them the perfect finish to an outdoor barbecue or family cookout. Brown sugar and butter add a rich caramel flavor, while the kick of red pepper cuts through the sweetness of the fruit. Just ten minutes on the grill gives these plantains a soft, tender texture and some gorgeous grill marks. Brightened up with a squeeze of fresh lime juice, this simple, satisfying dish will take you straight to the tropics.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill to medium heat.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

AndreaShark's Review

June 27, 2011