I love using plantains and this recipe calls for somewhat ripe plantains for their sweetness. During the warm summer months I find it easy to source plantains that are already ripe (yellow with black marks). If you see only green plantains, buy them and they will ripen relatively quickly if your kitchen is warm.
This recipe is good for a sweet snack or a dessert. It is a favorite in my house and doesn’t take much time to put together. I love the addition of the orange peel as that gives the plantain an entirely different flavor!
You can buy orange peel in the herb section of the grocery store, or you can use a fresh orange and collect the orange zest in the same amount as indicated in the recipe. If you are using the orange zest, use an organic orange.Print