Plantains, Tropical Roots and Tubers
Traditional and delicious recipe for yam fufu (dumplings) modernized with the use of a food processor.
Here’s what you need to know when buying and eating bananas. Available varieties and stages of ripeness.
Green Plantain Fries
Recipe for savory fried green (unripe) plantains cut into strips french-fry style.
Cheese Stuffed Yellow Plantain Balls
Plantain recipe for ripe plantains (yellow). These fried plantains balls have a savory cheddar cheese filling that bursts in your mouth.
Plantain Sandwich Recipe - Jibarito
My jibarito (plantain) sandwich recipe has a roast beef filling with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and seasoned mayonnaise.
Plantain Soup (Sopa de platanos)
Plantain soup (sopa de plantanos) is a hearty and savory soup. It makes a great budget meal, too.
Viandas con Bacalao - Salted Codfish With Root Vegetables
Viandas con Bacalao is salted codfish mixed with tropical root vegetables. Viandas con Bacalao makes a nice low fat lunch or serve with rice for a full meal.
Baked Yellow Plantains – Maduros Asados
Here is a very simple, yet delicious way to enjoy sweet yellow plantains. You can also roast the plantains on a grill. You can also use garlic salt or seasoned salt in place of regular salt.
Cuban Fufu is a sweet yet savory turkey dressing or side dish. Sweet plantains are the main ingredient.
Green Plantain Turkey Stuffing
This recipe for Plantain Turkey Stuffing, also called Mofongo Stuffing, is an excellent alternative to the traditional breaded and meat stuffing associated with a thanksgiving turkey.
Fried Ripe Plantains
Make Fried Ripe Plantains like they do in the Caribbean. This is an easy and quick recipe for sweet Fried Ripe Plantains.
Sweet Potato Salad
Sweet potato salad recipe: Learn how to make sweet potato salad. Ingredients to make sweet potato salad. This is a guide to make sweet potato salad. This is a sweet potato salad recipe. Recipe for sweet potato salad.
When it comes to staple foods in the Caribbean, plantains are as popular as rice. Plantains are grown all over the islands and are used in all kinds of recipes from desserts to savory dishes.
Learn about plantains and get plantain recipes. A plantain to the untrained eye could easily be mistaken for a banana. It looks and smells like a banana, but if you ever bite into a raw plantain (plátano in Spanish), you’ll know it’s not.
Learn about Caribbean ground provisions (roots and tubers). Learn to cook Caribbean dishes that use ground provisions - roots, tubers, and viandas.
Roast potatoes recipe. How to make simple roasted potatoes.
What are green bananas and how to do you eat them? Depending on which of the caribbean islands you are in, you will hear the words "Green Bananas" and "Fig" being used interchangeably. They are cooked and eaten like a vegetable rather than a fruit.
Learn about the sweet potato varieties used in Caribbean cooking. There are three types of sweet potatoes common in Caribbean food and they are part of the vegetables known as ground provisions.
Cassava is tuberous starchy root, high in carbohydrates, essential to Caribbean and other tropical diets. It is also called manioc, mandioca, yucca, yucca root, casabe, and tapioca, Manihot esculenta or Manihot utilissima.
Creamed Yuca (Cassava) with Roasted Garlic
Recipe for mashed yuca, a.k.a. cassava, with roasted garlic and a pinch of nutmeg for flavor. This recipe for creamed yuca is an excellent substitute for mashed potatoes.