Unripe Plantain Porridge
This is a delicious African delicacy made with unripe ( green ) plantains with a hint of ripe plantains to sweeten it. It is insanely delicious and I hope you give it a try. My kids love it. Enjoy!!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
- 6 fingers of unripe plantain
- 1 finger semi ripe or ripe plantain
- 2 medium sized onions
- 1 habenero pepper
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- 1 cup Palm oil
- salt / bouillon powder to taste
- 2-3 handful kale leaves optional
- 8 cups of water
- 1/2 cup of coarsely ground crayfish
Peel the ripe plantain, chop into cubes and set aside.
Peel the unripe plantains*, chop into cubes and put in a pot filled with 8 cups of water then place over a lit up stove and start cooking
Chop half of 1 onion and add to the pot with 1/2 cup of crayfish and bouillon powder to taste. Allow to cook.
While you wait, chop up onions and pepper and prepare my ultimate onion-pepper medley sauce recipe here.
About 10 mins into the cook time, add the diced ripe plantain into the pot.
2 mins to the end of cooking time, add the chopped red bell pepper and mix in the onion-pepper sauce, stir and taste for seasoning. Adjust accordingly.
If you chose to use green vegetables like kale or spinach, this is the time to add it.
Stir and turn off the heat. Food is ready. Enjoy
*Sometimes unripe plantains can be tricky to peel the skins. Here's what I do. Refer to picture below to visualize it. Cut off the two ends then make 5 vertices slits from too to bottom and pull. Easy Peasy ?