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Picadillo de Platano Verde con Atun - Tuna with Minced Green Plantain

Cooking Time: 30 min Yield: 4 servings Level: Easy


2 large green plantains, peeled, cut into three pieces
1 can tuna
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup onions, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon butter
1 cup of tomatoes, diced
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoon vegetable oil


  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add green plantain. Boil until plantains are soft. Reserve liquid and transfer plantains to dish. 

  2. Heat oil and butter in a saucepan over high medium. Add cumin, paprika, onions, red peppers, garlic. Fry for three minutes. Add tuna.

  3. Add two cups of the liquid obtained from boiling the plantains and cover. Cook on low for 10 minutes. Add plantain, butter and salt to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes.

  4. Leave it in the saucepan for 20 minutes. Serve with rice.

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