The plantain is referred to as the “cooking banana” due to the subtle, refined flavor the fruit adds to a number of gourmet dishes. Larger than typical bananas, fresh Del Monte® green and yellow plantains can be enjoyed throughout the ripening cycle, and with any meal throughout the day. If you’re in the mood to experiment and try something new, you’ll love the plantain prepared in a recipe or straight from the peel.
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Look for a firm texture and green color. If yellow, the plantain should be lightly firm, yielding to gentle pressure.
Cut off both ends of the plantain, and then slice it in half. Slice the skin lengthwise from both sides without cutting into the fruit. Slowly remove the skin from the plantain and discard. Slice the plantain as desired, or as instructed by the recipe. Best if saut'ed, baked, or fried as a side dish such as chips.
Store at room temperature. To extend shelf life, plantains can be stored at cooler temperatures, where they'll ripen as a normal banana would.
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