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.
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!