Oven Roasted Plantains


My mom used to get plantains (seasonally) from a little produce store on Davie Street towards the beach, in the West End.
The store shut down last year, and the area was razed and rezoned for upscale condo and retail developments.
My mom’s still looking for store with a consistent supply of plantains…

Dinner - Roasted Plantains
Dinner Dinner

I love plantains, growing up it was one of my favourite foods, I get excited every time I see plantains at the grocery store because they aren’t that common around here.
A couple of weeks ago I was getting some tea at the Urban Fare on Georgia Street when I saw that they had plantains, I chose a few not quite ripened ones, took them home and gave them a couple more days.
Traditionally we fry up ripe plantains and have them with a side of stewed beans for dinner.
This time wanting to try something different, I tossed them in a bit of olive oil and salt, and roasted them the oven.
The secret to perfect oven roasted plantains is you have to turn them occasionally while in the oven, that way it cooks through and the sides brown evenly.

You should try them sometime…

Roasted Plantains

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  • Reply Estrella

    Hi. I just happened upon your blog looking for a recipe of oven roasted plantains. Yours are some of the best looking I have seen so far and I’d love a step by step set of instructions as I have never roasted anything. Thanks!

    18 November, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    • Reply Elsa

      Hello E. thanks for stopping by. I’ll email you a recipe with step-by-step instructions, it’s really easy and you’ll be on way roasting plantains like a pro in no time. 🙂

      19 November, 2011 at 10:37 am

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