Makes 5-6 Stuffed Plantains
The plantain boats are stuffed with a delicious and very versatile bunch of ingredients. The sweetness of the cooked ripe plantain combined with the spicy sausage and salty olives and hearty beans are a flavor combination jackpot. They are not only beautiful but extremely healthy and if you leave out the sausage the whole recipe would be oil-free. This recipe is a Puerto Rican street food that I veganized & I am in love with the result. You can use the filling to stuff peppers or for tacos but as a plantain boat, it is a must-try. I think you too will love it. Be brave and make it for dinner tonight.
Cut ends off plantains & slit skin once from top to bottom & peel.
Use hands to coat the plantains with olive oil.
Place in air-fryer & cook at 400F for 20 min (or till fork tender). Flip plantains after 10 min.*
Bake sausages in oven at 425F until cooked thru & crispy on the outside.
In a frying pan, add diced onions, mushrooms with a splash of veggie broth & sauté.
While sautéing add seasonings & cook until tender. (About 10 min).
Add black beans to the onion mushroom mixture.
Add to pan chopped peppers, sausage & sliced olives. Mix thoroughly.
When plantains are cooked & cooled, place them on a plate & make a slit lengthwise (leaving about 1/2” from each end, being careful not to cut all the way thru the plantain).
Carefully open the plantain slit to allow room for filling. (It will look like a canoe).
Spoon stuffing into plantain boats. (We pack ours in).
Garnish with chopped cilantro
DEVOUR & ENJOY!