I grew up eating plantains in Dominica with almost every meal. I absolutely love the sweet flavors of the fruit. It can be eating green or ripe. When green traditionally we add to soups or friend as chips. Many cultures around the world boil the fruit when ripe, roast with its skin on an open fire or fry or roast. It is such a versatile rich food that can really be enjoyed in so many different ways. They are a great source of vitamin B6, Minerals and fiber.
5 large plantains
3 tbsp. safflower oil
- Wash the plantains, peel, cut in half and slice lengthways.
- Coat the plantains with the oil and place in a large stoneware, oil the stoneware as well with a light coat of oil. Bake at 285 degrees for about 45 minutes. After 20 minutes flip each plantain with a fork and allow to caramelize.
- Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Turn off the oven and allow to rest in the oven for 10 minutes before removing. The plantains should look golden brown and crispy.
- Place on a serving platter and enjoy.
Farrah was born on the Nature Isle of the Caribbean, Dominica. An island, known for its rich biodiversity, cultural heritage, and extensive centenarian population. Dominica instilled in her a respect for nature, the environment, and the power of healthy living. It is apparent why she became an Environmental Scientist. After much success in her industry, Farrah found a growing need for community-based health education and founded Gaia’s Essence, a lifestyle company for women. Over the years, she has partnered with Fortune 500 companies like; Whole Foods Market, Disney, and OWN. She is the Editor in Chief of Gaia’s Essence Magazine, the producer of the New Year New You Summit, the Gaia’s Essence Women’s Wellness Conference, host of the Beast Mamas podcast, and founder of the Gaia’s Essence Network.
She lives in California with her husband and her two children.