Rice is a major staple in many countries and it is one food you can be sure to come across in any country you travel to. From the East to the West, South, and North of the world, there are so many rice recipes. There is jollof rice which is the go-to meal of Africans, there is fried rice in different shades, golden rice, mashed rice, etc. But have you tried rice and plantain sauce?
I mean sauce made with plantain as the major ingredient? With rice? You probably wondering what it tastes like and considering giving it a try huh?
To be truthful, I was just in my bed thinking of what to prepare and how else to enjoy ice when I came up with the idea of plantain sauce which completely amazed me.
To prepare this sauce, firstly, prepare your white rice and set aside before you proceed to the sauce because your appetite might not spare you to wait for rice if you prepare the sauce first.
Plantain Sauce Recipe
- 1 ripe plantain: the plantain must be ripe and soft
- 4 cooking spoon of blended pepper mixture: Scotch bonnet with tomatoes. With a ratio of 2medium sized tomatoes to 1 medium sized Scotch bonnet
- 1½ Knorr stock cube
- 1 tsp Ginger powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp curry
- 2 spoon Vegetable oil
- 1 cup of water
- ½ Kg Fish Preferably herrings or Mackerel
- Set pot on cooker with moderate heat and allow to dry. Pour in the oil, leave for about 1minute to get hot
- Pour the pepper mixture, leave to fry for 3minute. While waiting, dice the plantain and set aside.
- Also, wash and cut the fish and set aside
- Add the salt, stock cube, ginger powder, curry, fish and ½ of the water. Stir together and cover the pot and allow to cook till fish is done.
- Remove the fish. Put the plantain and the remaining water. Leave for another 4mins and there you go, you have your sauce.
The healthiest kind of plantain is the unripe plantain which has low sugar and is safe for diabetics. This unripe plantain can be boiled and enjoyed with sauce, it could be mashed, pounded or sliced raw, dried and blended to make amala (a Nigerian solid). Aside from this, the ripened plantain can be boiled, fried or used to make sauce.
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