Baked Cheese Plantains and Hot Cilantro Drizzle

The Hot Cilantro Drizzle is a great finishing touch to this appetizer of baked plantains.

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  1. Ingredients: 6 ripe plantains, peeled 1 TBSP unsalted butter, melted 1/2 bunch cilantro 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1/2 tsp salt 2 hot peppers, seeded and chopped 2 TBSP lime juice (equivalent of one lime) 1/4 cup water 1 small shallot, peeled and chopped 6 slices of mozarella or Monterey Jack cheese Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet. Place the plantains in a single layer and brush with the butter. Bake 30 minutes, turn and bake another 15 minutes or until golden. Hot Cilantro Drizzle: Place cilantro, garlic, salt, peppers, juice, water and shallot in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Set aside. Remove plantains and make a horizontal slit in the middle of each one. Stuff with the cheese. Return to oven just long enough to melt the cheese. 4-6 servings.

Tammy Algood

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