A lot less popular than corn or chili peppers, plantains are a staple of Latin American cuisine, whose versatility has inspired us to come up with delicious and creative recipes.
I assume you’ve heard of patacones or tostones, mofongo, fufú, plantain casseroles and stews and empanadas, to mention just a few of the delicious dishes made with plantains, whether green or ripe. In Costa Rica, we use this vegetable for many different recipes, and one of my favorites is ceviche, which I believe tastes like seafood, although it takes no fish whatsoever.
One of the things that makes this recipe so versatile is that you can present it in different ways and “fool” your guests, because they’ll think it’s a whole new recipe. You can serve it as a salad, as a side dish or as a party appetizer, with crackers or tortilla chips.
I hope you like my suggestion!