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April 08, 2013

Sautéed Plantains with Spiced Rum Sauce

In the banana family, plantains are large,firm and best when cooked. They can be slightly bitter raw but when cooked they release their natural sugars resulting in a mild banana flavor.

Serves 4


  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • pinch cayenne pepper


    1. Peel the plantains, cut in half then cut each half in half lengthwise

    2. Melt the butter with the oil in a large frying pan.

    3. Add the plantains to the pan in a single layer and sauté for 6-8 minutes, turning halfway through.

    Spiced Rum Sauce
    Makes 1 cup


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream cream
  • ¼ cup spiced rum or dark rum
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


    1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat.

    2. Add brown sugar and stir until sugar melts and becomes smooth.

    3. Reduce the heat and add the cream and rum. Simmer until the sauce thickens about 5 minutes. Add cinnamon and nutmeg.

    Serve warm with plantains. Add whipped cream or ice cream to complete the dessert.

  • Posted by terri at April 8, 2013 04:04 AM