Gina Greenlee, Author
Power Recipe #2: Platanos Maduros con Zhoug
1 pound bag of these (frozen):
A tub of this:
“Zhoug (pronounced ZhOOg) is a cilantro-based sauce/condiment I introduced in Power Recipe #1.
A jar of this:
Equipment - one of these:
In microwave-safe bowl, plunk five hunks of plantain.
Cover and heat on high for 4 minutes.
Plantains should be cooked through.
Check center with a fork to be sure they are hot, hot, hot.
Zap another minute and a half to get them a teeny bit brown and sticky so they are almost candied. Yum.
Add a shake or two or three of Everything but the Bagel seasoning.
Plop a teaspoon of zhoug on top. Spread it around. Dig in.
The power in this recipe: you don’t actually cook, you assemble. If you can enjoy tasty, international tastes without toiling over a hot stove, why not? This warm and chewy mélange of savory flavors – a bit salty, a tad sweet, a hint of tang and respectably spicy – is great for breakfast, a late afternoon pick-me-up (POTASSIUM!) or a side dish with your dinner entrée.
Power Up, Ya’ll.