FOOD

Stuffed Plantains

Laz brings some flava to our day with roasted plantains stuffed with ground Italian sausage and topped with queso fresco and cilantro. Yum!

FOOD

Stuffed Plantains

Laz brings some flava to our day with roasted plantains stuffed with ground Italian sausage and topped with queso fresco and cilantro. Yum!

Ingredients

  • 2 whole ripe yellow plantains, (slightly dark-brown-spotted skin, preferably)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 Italian sausage, casing removed and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup queso blanco
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
  • Tabasco sauce or green chili hot sauce

Steps

  1. Preheat oven at 400°F.
  2. Peel plantains and place on a baking sheet and brush with oil. Sprinkle with salt. Roast the plantain until it starts to brown, about 45 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and cook the sausage until it browns evenly, about 10 minutes; stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from oven and cool enough to touch. Using the tip of the knife, make a horizontal slit down the middle of the plantain. Using a spoon or fork, stuff the plantains with equal parts cooked sausage. Top with chipotle sauce, queso blanco and cilantro.
  5. Place back into the oven and bake for an additional 5 to 8 minutes until the cheese has melted. Serve immediately with or without hot sauce. Cook with soul. Eat with pleasure!