Canoas De Platano translate to Plantain Boats/Canoes where plantains are cooked, slit in the middle, then stuffed. So they look like boats. I’ve had plantains sitting for at least two weeks in my kitchen, waiting for them to ripen. I bought them since I haven’t eaten them in a while. I came across this recipe on a Dominican Food page on Facebook and had to give them a try. They were delicious and super easy to make! Although traditionally the plantains should be fried, I baked them in this recipe. Here it goes:
2 Ripe Plantains
1 TBSP Olive Oil
1/2 LB Ground Beef
Colored Sweet Peppers
3 Green Onion
1/2 Bunch Italian Parsley
3 Garlic Cloves
Any Cheese (optional)
2 TSP Cumin
2 TSP Allspice
1 TBSP Adobo
1/2 Package of Sazon
- Cut open the two plantains, cut off the edges, wrap them in foil, and put them in the oven on 400° for 15-20 min.
- In a pan on a stove top, pour in oil, on high heat.
- Finely mince garlic cloves then add them into hot oil.
- Sauté until just before garlic browns. Add in the ground beef.
- Add in all seasoning to the beef.
- Mix and mash the beef while cooking so there are no large lumps, then turn heat down to medium-low.
- On a chopping board, chop up 1/3 of each colored pepper (red, yellow, and orange), parsley and green onion.
- After the meat is cooked well, add in all the peppers, onion, and parsley,
- Turn the heat back up on high and sauté until meat browns, then turn off the stove.
- After plantains have cooked, unwrap them from the foil, spray them with coconut oil (or any cooking spray), then broil them on high in the oven until they brown evenly.
- After the plantains have browned, transfer them onto each plate.
- Cut them open horizontally, so they look like boats!
- Stuff them with the beef and top with any cheese of your preference, then serve!
Sweet and savory never tasted better! Enjoy!