Plantain Porridge

Infocus247 is in Jamaica! So with that being said here is a little flavor I picked up along the way. I had a chance to taste some Plantain Porridge prepared by a yogi we featured on the site a few months back @Miingini !  She is a expert chef in the kitchen and Im witnessing excellence first hand! This was just something light..It was not as heavy as plain porridge and the flavor was grand!  A quick search online led me to a recipe from the enthusiastic Chef and Steward! Ill be sure to get Miingini to grant me her recipe before I head out!


380-400g green plantains

3 cups water

1 cup coconut cream (learn how to make it)

1 cinnamon bark

1/8 teaspoon salt (or a pinch)

1 cup  milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk

freshly grated nutmeg (about 1/8 tsp or 6 slides on grater)

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Wash and peel and slice green plantains and slice in about 1.3 inches. Learn how to peel plantains, the same process applies for both green and ripe ones.

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Put the plantains and water in a blender and pulse until chopped fine then blend to a smooth puree

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Pour it in a pot with cinnamon and turn on the stove on low heat.  Keep stirring to prevent lumps. A lumpy plantain porridge is the result of an untended pot.

Add salt and stir.

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Add coconut cream and stir for about 15 minutes

Add milk and stir.

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Add vanilla and nutmeg and stir.

After about 20-25 minutes of total cooking time, turn off heat, add condensed milk.

Enjoy! (Serves 2)

Head over to Chef and Steward for full photographs and step by step walkthrough of how to make it!

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