Platanos en Tentacion – Sweet Plantains in Temptation

Apr 17, 2010 by     8 Comments    Posted under: Recipes

Sweet Plantain

Cuando compres Plátanos maduros debes asegurarte que tienen algunas pintadas negras en la cáscara y que no tengan rasgos de verde, al menos que planees utilizarlos después), también revisa que no estén demasiado suaves, aunque un poquito suave está bien para esta receta.

Casi todos los días mi mami cocina plátanos maduros, los hierve, hornea, fríe o los hace en tentación, incluso recuerdas la receta del ¿Piñón? (haz click aquí). Así que los plátanos son parte de mi menú semanal, sí claro que tienen azúcar, sin embargo son bajos en sodio y altos en vitamina A, potasio y fibra!

When you buy Sweet “yellow plantains” you want to make sure they have black spots they don’t have any green around (unless you are not intending to use them right away), make sure they are not too soft but a little soft it’s ok for this recipe.

Almost everyday my mom cooks them either boiled, steamed, baked, fried or in temptation, or remember the Piñón Recipe? (click here) So plantains are part of my weekly menu, yes they have sugar but they are very low in sodium are high on Vitamin A, Potassium and fiber!

Los días que ando de apuro le abro con un cuchillo de un extremo al otro que no se pase de la mitad y lo pongo en alto en el microondas de 2 – 3 minutos, le puedes mojar un poquito si no deseas que se te seque el plátano.  Créanme este paso agiliza tanto el proceso para esos días de cenar algo luego del trabajo, y también evita el exceso de uso de mantequilla y azúcar.

The days I’m in a hurry I open the plantain with a knife from one side to the other making sure it won’t go more than the half inside the plantain, place it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, you could sprinkle some water inside the cut to avoid it gets too dry.  Trust me this step will make it faster so it will be helpful those days that you come tired after work, and also it helps you avoid too much usage of butter and sugar.

Corta los plátanos en tajadas bien gruesas y no muy diagonales (esto ayuda a que más plátano tenga contacto con la sartén y así puedas tener más superficie tostadita.

Cut the plantains in very thick slices and not too diagonals (this will help the plantain to make more contact with the pan and that way will have more browned surface.

Platano en Tentacion

Como puedes ver una vez la mantequilla empieza a derretirse es donde agrego los plátanos.

As you can see once the butter starts melting is where I add the plantains.

Platano en TentacionDespués de unos minutos empiezan a dorarse y sacar los plátanos será cuestion de gustos ya que muchas personas les encantan sus plátanos en este punto.

After a few minutes they start getting golden, and this is a matter of taste since for many people they love their plantains just as you can see these ones.

Platano en TentacionDisminuir un poco la temperatura una vez los plátanos tengan el color que buscas.

Lower the heat a little once the plantains have the brown-golden color you are looking for.

Estos plátanos tienen el color que estaba buscando, excelente.

These plantains have the color I was looking for, great great.

Ahora que ya están doraditos les agrego azúcar morena, raspadura, canela y una pizca de sal.

Now that they are golden enough I add the brown sugar, cane sugar, cinnamon and dash of salt.

Y así es que se verán al final, si no se hubiesen cocinado en el microondas previamente, tomarían un poquito más de tiempo y estarían más oscuritos y eso está totalmente bien, es cuestión de disponibilidad que tengas para cocinar.

And this is how they will look at the end, if you wouldn’t have cooked them in the microwave previously, they would take a little longer and will probably be darker which is fine, it’s just a matter of time you have available =)

Aquí están los dichosos plátanos en tentación son un filete de corvina y un arroz con coco y guandú, tenemos varios sabores aquí y esa gama hace que el plato esté completo.

Now you can look at them pretty plantains in temptation with corvina filet and coconut-guandu rice (guandu is Green Pigeon Peas), this has several flavors and that makes a complete dish.

¡a comer!

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  • I enjoy this type of plaintain dish.

  • […] in tempation just like my mom served it on that picture. (recipe for plantains –> http://www.cocinerita.com/platanos-en-tentacion-temptation-sweet-plantains/ –  Vegetarians/Vegans:  I believe this dish can easily be veganized because in the end is […]

  • […] Notes: –  I tried to do the first frying a day in advance and then the second frying the next day and the results were not satisfactory. –  If you have leftover fried plantains do not discard, you can freeze them and then add the next time you make a soup. –  You can cut the plantain slices smaller than 1 inch if you want smaller patacones. –  If they get yellow you could still make patacones, but the plantain will be softer and it wouldn’t be savory anymore.  You could instead cook them in temptation (recipe here). […]

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  • Hi!
    Great recipe! What are the measurements for the sugars, salt & cinnamon? Or is it just to taste?
    Thanks!!

  • Hi Sherry, thanks for stopping by! I’ll review this post to make sure it is more clear and a list of ingredients =) I suggest to start 1 tablespoon of sugar per plantain, pinch of salt and cinnamon to taste. If you have a real sweet palate then go 2-3 tablespoons of sweetness. Good luck!

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