Steamed Plantain with Green Apple Pickle
Try this Eat Chew Live steamed plantain and green apple pickle recipe. Great for lunch or dinner; this is a quick, nutrient packed meal.
Plantains are a close relative of the banana and tend to be mistaken for them. Plantains are starchier, contain less sugar than bananas and are much more versatile as a cooking ingredient. Also, unlike bananas, plantains are typically cooked before eating. They are the 10th most important staple food feeding the world today. Despite their popularity in other countries, plantains are not as common in the U.S., but they are available in most large grocery stores. The plantain is a nutrient-filled fruit that provides many vitamins and minerals, and it can be a great substitute for rice or potatoes. Check out the health benefits from this meal below the recipe and Enjoy!
Prep time: 10 mins (+1 day for additional flavor)
Cook time: 15 mins
Serves: 1-2 people
Green Apple Pickle
- 1 Granny Smith Apple
- 3 Garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 Teaspoon Ginger, chopped
- 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- Cut apple into small cubes.
- Sauté ginger and garlic in oil, add the spices & the cut apple and mix. Cook for 5-7 minutes, adding vinegar in the last two minutes.
- Keep the preparation in a refrigerator for one day to maximize the flavor.
- Trim the ends of one ripe but firm plantain banana. Cut it into two pieces and steam with the skin until cooked, approximately 15 minutes.
- Remove the skin. Mash the steamed plantain with a fork and serve with the apple pickle.
- Eat slowly and enjoy.
Note on nutrient content and health benefits: