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Grilled Sweet Plantains with Brown Sugar Onions
Cook Time
10 mins
Grill up some sweet plantains on the grill for a tasty complement to any grilled meat. Serve them with black beans and rice for a taste of Cuba!
Course: Side
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 SERVINGS
Calories: 802 kcal
  • 1 TB unsalted butter
  • 2 ½ cups thinly sliced red onion
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 TB dark brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp sherry vinegar
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Pinch allspice
  • 3 large ripe plantains partially black or black
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 TB minced cilantro
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add onions and salt and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are very soft (~ 10 minutes). Stir in sugar, vinegar, pepper, and allspice and cook for 3-5 minutes to let flavors meld. Set aside.
  2. Peel and halve plantains lengthwise. Cut each half into thirds. Spray both sides with cooking spray. Heat a gas or indoor grill to medium high. Cook plantains for 5-7 minutes per side or until grill marks are evident and plantains are softened. Top each serving with warm onions and garnish with cilantro.
Recipe Notes

The glazed onions can be made up to several days ahead.Just reheat when grilling the plantains.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Sweet Plantains with Brown Sugar Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 802 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 1189mg 50%
Potassium 2679mg 77%
Total Carbohydrates 183g 61%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 92g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 129.2%
Vitamin C 119.8%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 17.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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