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Plantains a la yummy

For this you need:
1/2 tsp orange peel (they sell it with the spices. You don't need to get an orange and shred the peel)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice (little goes a long way with this)
1/2 cup sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 chopped apricot
1 black plantain, cut into sixteen parts
1 tsp olive oil

Alright, your plantain should look like this:
correct color

and you should have it cut up like this:
how to cut

Your onions should be cut like this:

In wok or large frying pan bring oil to low to medium heat:
temp on stove
Coat pan once oil is warm then sprinkle spices over pan. Add onions and stir around until they are evenly coated and sizzling a bit. Then and plantain. More around until these are evenly coated as well. Cover and cook for 8-9 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add apricot and cover for five more minutes or until there are braised brown parts covering most of the plantain pieces, making sure to stir a few more times before done.

finished product


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Jul. 16th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, I...kinda love the directions.

And omg, we share the same measuring cups!!!
Jul. 16th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
pampered chef rocks!

I take a lot of pictures when I cook if it's something I think is worth putting in the cookbook. I hate when I get a cookbook and there's no pictures and I'm all, "So WTF does this mean?!?" and all I needed was a picture :/
Jul. 16th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
I KNOW! I hate it when they say 'and it should look (insert description here) now' and you go 'wait, what does that look like?!?'

Hah. I haven't taken photos of making food though in AGES...used to have to do it all the time for coursework...and then I cut up the peppers. And then I added the peppers. And then I ate the peppers. The end.
Jul. 16th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
I'm about to start checking into self publishing 'cause I want to have it finished by Christmas to give to family members as a gift. I'm sure it's gonna cost an arm and a leg but it'll have pics of Trev and family eating the food I cook so it's kinda personal.
Jul. 16th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's such a good idea! You could probably get it published for real because of the personal recipes-and the fact that you're getting kids to eat it as well. I mean, cookbooks made specifically for kids are great, but there has to be one that combines it all, you know? A meal that you can make for yourself as an adult, but that your kid will like as well.

Like unisex, but...uhh...uniage?

But really, a great idea for a gift! : D
Jul. 17th, 2008 08:02 am (UTC)
The closer I get to putting it together I'll probably post pages up on here. I have a notebook where I write everything down as I do it and a folder with a lot of pics of different things.

I posted it on vegancooking and people seemed to have liked the pictures.
Jul. 17th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I saw that post, very nice : )
Jul. 16th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
that looks mightly like a banana

Edited at 2008-07-16 08:16 pm (UTC)
Jul. 17th, 2008 08:00 am (UTC)
hahaha, yeah, that's what I thought. They're in the same family but not the same thing. Depending on the level or ripeness makes a difference in how you cook them and what they're considered closer to. When the outside is black the way the one I used was it's more like a banana, but sturdier. When they're just fresh, yellow/green on the outside, you can slice them really thin, fry them, and serve them as chips. OMG, so GOOD. If you ever look under a tag I have called chef_drama, or something like that, he used to cook them like that all the time and I fell in love with them.
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