More starchy, large and angular than the more commonly consumed banana, plantains are more commonly eaten cooked.
Common in cooking across Africa and the Caribbean the plantain is normally fried or boiled and served usually with more savory ingredients. The plantain however is robust enough to handle being backed, grilled or even barbecued.
The rich savory flavour of the plantain makes them a great accompaniment to fish, which is how they are traditionally served in areas of the Amazon Basin.
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