Grilled Plantains with Peanuts

Plantains are part of the diet plans of Africans. Boiled, fried, grilled, or dried, plantain is just one of the best things that you can add to your diet. Why?

Studies show that plantains help boost the immune system, regulate digestion and are rich in potassium. But the benefits of plantains don’t stop there, which is why you can’t go wrong with this banana doppelgänger. Yep…bananas and plantains look very much alike except for slight differences.

Grilled plantain is often called bole or boli (bal-li) here in Nigeria. It is usually eaten with grilled fish, pepper sauce, or peanuts.

So, our recipe for all healthy eaters, and for those planning to start eating healthy, is grilled plantains with peanuts.

Surprised? Peanuts or groundnuts as we call them here in Nigeria are very rich nuts that help to fight cancer, boost memory power, boost fertility, among other awesome benefits. So, eating grilled plantains with peanuts mean that you get a whole lot of healthy vitamins in your body. They’re also delicious.

To make grilled plantains, here’s what you need;

  • Yellow or ripe plantains
  • Salt to taste

To prepare grilled plantains,

  •  Wash the plantains, then make a slit on the sides and peel of the coat.
  • Pre-heat your oven grill at 170º C until it’s hot.
  • Rub a little salt on the plantains and then place the peeled plantains on the grill rack and transfer into the hot oven.
  • Turn the plantains over from time to time, so that the other sides can roast evenly. Depending on how ripe the plantains are, this process could takes about 15 minutes(more or less).
  • The grilled plantains are ready when all sides are properly cooked.
  • Serve and enjoy with  roasted groundnuts.

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