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Picadillo de Platano Verde - Minced Green Plantain

Cooking Time: 30 min Yield: 12 servings Level: Intermediate


6 green plantains, washed and peeled and cut into three equal parts
1 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 cup onion, finely chopped
2 gloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons vegetable or olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add green plantain. Boil until plantains are soft.

  2. Keep liquid and transfer plantains to a cutting board. Chop plantains in 1/4 inch cubes. 

  3. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium high. Add cilantro, parsley, red bell peppers, onions, garlic, and plantains. Stir thoroughly until green plantains are golden brown. Serve over rice or on a tortilla.

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