Stuffed Plantains (Plantain Boats)
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 3-4 medium ripe plantains(not too soft)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
for filling
  • ½ lb chopped shrimp
  • 1 large roasted egg plant(garden egg)(I used the purple kind)
  • 3 small plum tomatoes(chopped)
  • 1 chopped bell pepper
  • 1 habanero pepper (ata-rodo)(minced)
  • 3small garlic cloves(minced)
  • half of a small onion(chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • a pinch of thyme
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • bouillon
  • salt as needed
To garnish
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro, Parsely or basil(scent leaves)
  • A hand full of cheese(optional)
  • chopped onions
Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven to 375-400 degrees. place a foil wrapper onto a baking sheet and coat with the tsp of oil.
  2. Cut both ends of the plantain with a knife; then slit the skin of the plantain(only as deep as the skin goes) and peel.
  3. place the plantain onto the sheet and into the oven. Bake for about 10-15minutes on each side. Once done, Sprinkle on a little salt if using and set aside to cool.
while plantain is cooking make filling
  1. heat the tbsp. of oil. Add the onion and sauté until translucent. Add the garlic and mix until fragrant. Stir in the tomatoes and peppers and stir fry on medium heat. Once reduced, add the roasted egg plants and cook until well done. Add the shrimp and seasonings and cook until the shrimp has turned pink.
  2. Make deep slits into the plantains stuff it with the filling. If using cheese, pour it over the stuffed plantains and bake for another 3-5minutes to melt the cheese. Serve with the garnishes, squeeze a little lemon on(optional) and enjoy
Notes
to roast egg plants; wash and cut egg plants. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and a little oil. Roast on 350 degrees for about 35minutes(depending on size) then cool and freeze or use immediately :)
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at http://www.nigerianlazychef.com/2016/02/stuffed-plantains-plantain-boats/