The weather here has been far away from tropical but I wanted some summer flavours so I made my version of Bobby Flay’s Grilled Plantains with Rum-Brown Sugar Glaze.
Two years ago I had plantains for the first time and was very impressed, so glad I allowed myself something new. It was more of a savoury application, this time I wanted sweet.
Plantains may look like bananas but they are a completely different foodie beast. You want them to be dark and ugly on the outside.
I made a serving just for me but the original recipe calls for six plantains cut 1/2″ thick. To make the rum sauce add 2 cups of rum, 3/4 cup of brown sugar and a pinch of salt in sauce pan. I obviously made a teeny version of this recipe since I was only cooking up one plantain just for me.
I sauteed my plantains over medium high heat in safflower oil instead of grilling them. I cooked them around four minutes per side.
Stir in 2 tbsp of butter once sauce has reduced and thickened. Remove from heat.
For those who do not use alcohol, make a traditional caramel sauce instead!
I served the plantains on top of ice cream and drizzled on the glaze. Unbelievably delicious! I was seriously blown away.
This is the perfect summertime treat that would be great at a party. Traditional flavours with exotic flare. The sauce, in particular, impressed the hell out of me. So easy and delicious, I will be making it again. I give this recipe five out of five wooden spoons.
Have a tasty weekend everyone!
This reminds me of “Bananas Foster” SO GOOD! I love sauteed bananas and I’m sure I would love this. What a lovely treat for yourself.
Suzie Ridler says
Yes, very similar Shelagh but with plantains, it’s so cool. It was my lunch one day this week, LOL. Yes, a total treat!
Debra She Who Seeks says
2 CUPS OF RUM? Now that’s my kind of sauce!
I’m with Debra, I think I would still use the full 2 cups for my single serving LOL…yeah summer vacation is taking it’s toll hahaha.
These look seriously delicious and the photo is very drool inducing and stunning.
hi suzie, your plantain looks so delicious. i thought they were bananas, cos we don’t have plantains locally.
may be i use bananas instead
a happy weekend to you
Suzie Ridler says
Yeah, that’s why I made a much smaller version, two cups of rum is a lot! But it is really good. Cookingvarieties, you probably want to avoid browning the bananas like I did the plantains because they might turn to mush. I would either quickly grill them or cook them quickly in butter then add the sauce to the pan. Enjoy!
I’ve been thinking about plantains lately. never considered making it with a rum glaze…until now.