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  1. These look amazing (by the way, your photography is stunning). Can you believe I have never cooked plantain? Shame on me! We can get them here in Spain in the big supermarkets (too far for me) but on Thursday we head to England for a few weeks and just a few minutes walk from our little home there is a wonderful Caribbean food shop – so I am going to buy me some plantain and cook them for the first time…you have inspired me 🙂

    • Thank you so much! I don’t cook them often. I usually leave it as a treat that I find made by someone else. Sometimes it’s best to have someone else cook for you. My mother-in-law is Colombian and she often makes maduros as a side-dish. Have fun in England! You’ll have to let me know how they turn out!

  2. When I still lived in Paris, my Cameroonese neighbor treated me to a Cameroonese meal of grilled fish, very spicy tomato sauce, rice, and fried plantains. I had never had them before, and have never had them since. They were absolutely fantastic! Thanks for the tip about choosing the plantains, I will know the next time I see some (not often, I am afraid). I had no idea they were common in Latin America!

  3. We LOVE platanos maduros, but we can only find the green ones here–and I seem to only have intermittent success in ripening them at home (put in a paper bag, leave for 10 years). More often than not they simply begin to go moldy without ripening. If you have a secret technique I’d love to hear it. Anyway, great post. Ken

    • Thanks for stopping by. I always get them yellow and assumed the green ones just turn yellow like bananas turn brown. I wish I knew a trick. I will look into it!

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