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Citrus Mashed Plantains


Plaintains are members of the banana family, but they are starchier. Unlike bananas, they can't be eating raw. They are delicious baked, fried or-- in this case-- boiled and then mashed. They have a light orange color. This recipe adds a little lime zest and butter. We served this as a side dish to Jamaican Jerk chicken. It's a nice change from making mashed potatoes and a lot healthier!

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  • 1 large plantain
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


Servings 2
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Add the plantain to a pot of boiling water and cook 9 to 11 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork.

Note: I steam mine in my pressure cooker for 4 minutes, then do a quick pressure release.

Drain thoroughly and return to the pot.

Off the heat, stir in the butter and lime zest; season with salt and pepper. Using a fork, mash the mixture to your desired consistency; season with salt and pepper to taste


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