What to do with overripe plantains.

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How have you been? I know posts have not been as regular, but there is a reason. Although not good enough to abandon you, please pardon me.  I will keep doing as much as I can to ensure that cobwebs don’t take over :).

We had some overripe plantains and needed to use then for anything else but plantain fritters.

With some honey beans, and cooked TPO on hand, beans + plantain was a no-brainer.


This dish was very easy to make, deliciously tasty, and super filling.


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What to do with overripe plantains
  • 3 cups of black eyed honey beans (picked and washed)
  • 5 cups of water
  • 2 cups cooked TPO (tomatoes, pepper, onions)
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 stock cube
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 7-10 fresh basil leaves (sliced thinly)
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper (sliced)
  • 4 tbsp crayfish
  • 1 overripe plantain (chopped into cubes)
  1. Put the beans and water into a pressure cooker and cook for about 30 minutes or until cooker begins to whistle.
  2. Heat another pot (preferably non-stick), add the oil and TPO, stir and cook for about 5 mins.
  3. Check the beans for doneness, Beans should be so soft that it mashes easily when pinched.
  4. If beans is not soft, cook longer, and add some more water if necessary.
  5. Continue cooking the TPO for 5 more mins while stirring to prevent burns.
  6. Then add the plantains to the cooking TPO and cook for 5 mins.
  7. Beans should be soft in about 45mins or less.
  8. The water used to boil the beans should have dried up, else use a sieve to drain out some of the water. You want about a 90:10 beans, water ratio.
  9. Pour the TPO/plantain mix into the beans, add all other ingredients, stir, and cook on low heat for about 15mins.
  10. Add more water if you prefer a more "soupy" beans.
  11. Stir and taste for salt.
  12. Cool and enjoy.

We had our beans + plantain with oven roast salmon, garri + groundnut + honey :).


It was fabulous!


Try it. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


Oya Come Chop! 🙂

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