1 can of black beans
1 can of corn
2 medium size heirloom tomatoes
1/2 of yellow pepper
1/2 cup of red onions
1/2 of fresh cilantro (chopped)
½ tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of garlic
1/2 tsp of black pepper
1/2 of a fresh squeezed lemon
1/2 tsp of cumin
2 cups of oil
- Take out your best cutting board and cut your tomatoes, jalapeno, onions and yellow pepper (medium dice)
- Place your cut vegetable in a bowl along with the black beans and corn
- Season your vegetables with salt, pepper, garlic, cilantro, lemon and cumin
- Set your filling aside for later use
- Peel the plantains and cut in half
Note: if you don’t know how to pick sweet plantains, ask someone. Non sweet plantains are not tasty trust me
- Take a teaspoon and carve an oval pocket across the plantains to fill with our mix
Note: Basically you’re making it into the shape of a Senegalese boat (you can take the Senegalese out of Senegal but…). Anyways, see below.
- In a large skillet, preheat 2 cups of oil ((vegetable oil/olive oil/grapeseed oil- whatever your heart desires but I wouldn’t suggest peanut oil)
Note: You can put it a plantain to test if you oil is hot enough. If there no bubbling, then the oil isn’t hot enough. But be careful because hot oil burns are not pleasant.
- Fry the plantains for 4 mins on each side or until golden brown
Note: plantains get really soft when fried so handle with care when you’re turning it so yo boat don’t fall apart
- Serve and enjoy by yourself, with friends, lovers, family, pets (not really) etc.
- For my non-vegetarians, you are welcome to add cooked chicken breast or shrimp (medium dice) to the mix
Caution: Plantains are very filling so you may be stuck in the couch or the floor for a while after you finish eating!