Articles for tag: Plantains

Plantain Recipes – How to Prepare and Cook Plantains

Plantain: that one fruit that looks like a big banana, primarily found and used in and around Puerto Rico and other tropical locales. Sometimes green, sometimes light brown, but never quite seems yellow enough to look delicious. Maybe you weren’t paying attention at the grocery store and thought they were regular bananas. Maybe you got ...

How to Prepare and Eat Exotic Fruits and Vegetables

Walk through the produce section in any commercial grocery store and it is likely you will see many strange fruits and vegetables. Many exotic fruits and vegetables are available year round and there is a great variety to choose from. Tropical fruits and vegetables are being imported from places like South America, China, Japan, and ...

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How to Cook Plantains

When we first moved to Florida in 1981, I was amazed at the abundance of produce, not to mention all the peculiar fruits and vegetables that were available, even at the regular grocery stores. Carambolas were my first experiment. Key Limes introduced me to Key Lime Pie. We ate so many strawberries that we got ...

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How to Fry Plantains

Peruvian cooking has become one of the more popular new international cuisines. While a lot of people are eager to try some of these new recipes, they may be afraid of working with unfamiliar ingredients and cooking methods. But fear not! I’m here to hold your hand and help you through it. Your taste buds ...

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Introduction to Central American Cuisine

Central American cuisine is a mystery to some people. Some assume people in Central America just eat their own versions of Mexican food, but that is not really the case if you explore their food traditions. It is true that most of these cuisines have some similarity with Mexican cuisine in that the foundations of ...

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Discover Five of the Greatest Guatemalan Desserts to Serve Your Family

Every country has its own sweets and desserts. Sometimes they are known only in their country of origin. Nowadays they can also become quite popular through exposure in ethnic restaurants. Some Guatemalan desserts are similar in nature to ones in other countries, as with their Borracho cake. Borracho literally means drunk, and as one might ...

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Fun Road Trip Games for Kids

If you plan on taking a road trip with kids, you may be in search of things to keep them entertained on the road. There are plenty of commercial car games available for purchase that are likely to keep your kids from getting bored, but there are also a lot of fun road trip games ...

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How to Make the Perfect Tostones

If you have no idea what a toston is then a) you’re missing out and b) you don’t know any Latinos- specifically Cubans. While tostones are not really specific to Cubans, I am of Cuban descent, they are a Cuban staple AND my Cuban grandmother taught me how to make ’em. So by default, to ...