Hello and welcome to The Cooking Wardrobe. The appreciation for anything whatsoever depends on its availability. Back home in Sierra Leone and even when I lived in Ghana, plantain was every where, easy to get and prepare. However, this simple relative of the common banana has become a "super" treat since I moved to Australia.
So you can imagine my joy, when I arrived home from work the other day and learnt that my mother-in-law had bought me some. I felt like carrying the old woman for an hour (the only problem with that decision though is that both of us would have ended in a big slump on the lounge room floor).
Okay, enough of my happy story, let me show you how I cooked it. Believe me when I say it was as delicious as it looks. :)
|5 medium sized plantains, 1 large carrot (peeled and cut) 500 gms Prawns, 1 large brown onion(sliced) 1 chili (chopped) 1 tsp tomato paste (optional), vegetable oil.|
|Wash, peel and cut plantain and fry in batches (as shown above and below)|
|Fry onions and carrots till soft|
|Add prawns and cook for five minutes|
|Serve with plantains, jollof rice and garnish with steamed peas as shown in first photo. Enjoy|