Grilled Plantains with Citrus Glaze

Serves 4 as a side dish


Ripe plantains take extremely well to the grill. You could serve them as is (seasoned with just salt), but I like to brush a not-too-sweet citrus glaze over the pieces when they are almost done. (Don't brush on the glaze earlier; or it will burn.) Grilled plantains are great with grilled pork, beef or chicken.


1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 large ripe plantains (yellowish black or black)
1 tablespoon canola or other tasteless oil


1. Light a grill fire.

2. Combine the orange juice, lime juice, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Simmer until the mixture thickens to the consistency of a thin syrup, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

3. Trim the pointed ends from the plantains. Cut the plantains into 3-inch chunks. Use a paring knife to slit the skin lengthwise in several places on each piece. Carefully remove the skin with your fingers and discard it. Cut each 3-inch chunk in half lengthwise. Toss the plantains, oil, and salt to taste in a large bowl.

4. Grill the plantains over a medium-hot fire, turning once, until browned, about 7 minutes. Brush the glaze over the plantains and continue to grill, turning once, until richly colored, about 2 minutes. (It's fine if the plantains blacken in spots.) Serve immediately.

Buy the Book!


Vegetables Every Day
By Jack Bishop
HarperCollins Publishers, April 2001
Hardback, $30.00
ISBN: 0-06-019221-6
Recipe reprinted by permission.


Vegetables Every Day



Cookbook Profile Archive

This page created May 2001

The FoodWine
Main Page


Football Recipes
Football Party Recipes

   Clip to Evernote

Bookmark and Share


Twitter: @KateHeyhoe

Search this site:

Advanced Search
Recent Searches



Kate's Global Kitchen
Kate's Books
Cookbook Profiles
Global Destinations
Holiday & Party Recipes
I Love Desserts
On Wine

Caffeine and You Caffeine and You
cooking kids Cooking with Kids

Conversions, Charts
   & Substitutions

About the
Global Gourmet®
   Contact Info
   Privacy Statement


Copyright © 1994-2017,
Forkmedia LLC



cat toysCrazy Cat Toys