Plantain is one food item that can actually cause Nigerians to fight (after jollof rice that is). It is a very versatile food ingredient that can be cooked a variety of ways no matter what stage of ripeness it is in.
Plantain can be cooked when it is ripe, unripe or overripe. It is one of those food items that families always have on deck. It is also very healthy as it is packed with vitamins A, B3 and much more.
Here are five unique recipes you can make from plantain.
1. Plantain Pepper Soup
Plantain pepper soup is a delicious meal that is eaten and enjoyed around Nigeria. Particularly though, it is a Rivers State native food. The combination of the beneficial vitamins in plantain and the pepper soup can help in speeding up recovery if you are ill.
It is also a very easy meal to make and if you want to learn how to make Plantain pepper soup, follow this recipe.
2. Plantain Bread
Have you been trying to lose weight but you are finding it hard to cut out bread? This plantain bread substitute can help you reach your goals without you having to totally cut out bread. If you can find where to buy it, you can but if you can afford to make it, you can also do that.
Here is a recipe you can follow if you want to make plantain bread.
3. Plantain Mosa
Plantain Mosa is one of those things that people look out for in small chops. Mosa is a twist on the traditional puff-puff, therefore, it is also called Plantain puff.
It is a delicious pastry snack that you can easily make at home to snack on. It is made from overripe plantain so if you have those at home, you can make something of it.
Here is how you can easily make Plantain Mosa.
4. Giz dodo
Gizdodo or dodo gizzard is a delicious Nigerian festive food. It is mostly eaten in Nigerian festivities like Wedding receptions, birthday parties and so on.
It is made from gizzard, peppers, onions and plantains and they are all fried together. To get a better insight into how to make Gizdodo, follow this recipe.
5. Plantain Moi Moi
Yes, you read right, plantain moi moi. This is a meal that is very unique and innovative so kudos to the first person to discover it. It is made the same way traditional moi moi is made, the only difference being that the beans in moi moi is replaced with plantain.