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Plantain Fou-Fou

9 yr, 7 m ago in Recipes
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green plantainsA dish from the West coast of Africa which was brought to the West Indies during the slave trade.

Serves 2 – 4


  • 3-4 Large Green Plantains
  • 1 Lemon cut in half
  • 75 – 100g butter
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper.



  1. Peel and wash the plantains with the juice of half the lemon to stop it browning.
  2. Bring it to the boil in salted water with the juice from the other lemon half.
  3. Cook until tender.
  4. Place in a mortar with the butter salt and pepper and pound into a smooth paste – alternatively place the ingredients in a food processor and whiz!
  5. Season to taste and serve warm with a sauce of your choice or a stewed bean dish.
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