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Grilled Plantains with Citrus Glaze

Grilled Plantains with Citrus Glaze

Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Prep Time:
    5 Minutes
  • Cook Time:
    PT15M
    10 Minutes
  • Yield:
    4 servings
This fun summer treat highlights the sweet richness of grilled plantains, while the citrus glaze adds brightness and balance.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 large ripe plantains (yellow-black or black)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 118.29ml orange juice
  • 59.15ml lime juice
  • 12.78g brown sugar
  • 2 large ripe plantains (yellow-black or black)
  • 12.78g canola oil
  • Salt to taste

This fun summer treat highlights the sweet richness of grilled plantains, while the citrus glaze adds brightness and balance.

Preparation
STEP 1

Preheat grill to medium-high or broiler to high.

STEP 2

Combine orange juice, lime juice and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Simmer until mixture thickens to consistency of thin syrup, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

STEP 3

Trim pointed ends from plantains. Cut into 3-inch chunks. Use a paring knife to slit skin lengthwise in several places on each piece. Remove skin and discard.

STEP 4

Cut each chunk in half lengthwise. Toss plantains, oil and salt in a large bowl. Grill, or broil on a sheet pan, turning once, until browned, about 5 minutes.

STEP 5

Brush glaze on plantains and continue to grill, turning once until richly colored, about 2 minutes (black spots are OK).

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