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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration | Alida’s Recipe | Plátanos en Tentación

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Join Fratello Law’s elder law attorney Alida DeMarco and estate planning paralegal Maria Garcia as they celebrate their rich Hispanic heritages with delicious family recipes.

In this video, Alida illustrates how to cook Plátanos en Tentación, a traditional Panamanian dish that is translated as “Bananas in Temptation.”

Alida was born in Panama City, Panama. Her fluency in Spanish has allowed her to expand the reach of her legal services to a broad spectrum of our community.

Maria has strong roots in the Dominican Republic and is fluent in Spanish and Italian.

3 Plantains ripe (dark yellow and not overly black)
¼ cup Butter sliced into pats
3 tbso Brown Sugar divided
1 tsp Cinnamon optional

PREP TIME – 2 minutes
COOK TIME – 20minutes
SERVINGS – 6 servings

1. Peel plantains and slice lengthwise to have 6 long pieces.
2. Heat cast iron or heavy skillet over low-medium heat.
3. Add pats of butter.
4. Add 2 tablespoons brown sugar to sizzling butter.
5. Carefully, place sliced plantains into pan so each plantain is flat against the bottom of the pan.
6. Optionally, add the additional 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and the teaspoon of cinnamon over the tops of the plantains.
7. Allow plantains to simmer on low heat for 7-10 minutes per side or until each side reaches a golden color and a caramelized texture.
8. Serve warm.