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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light May 2003


Credit: Karry Hosford

Recipe Summary

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


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; calories from fat 22%; fat 4.3g; saturated fat 2.6g; mono fat 1.2g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 36.7g; fiber 2.6g; cholesterol 10mg; iron 0.7mg; sodium 44mg; calcium 5mg.