Piñón for Dinner!

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Piñón for Dinner!

Abundant throughout the year, plantains are to Puerto Rico, like oranges to Florida. Piñón is but one of the dishes prepared with our banana-sque friend. Sweet, roasted and full of savory fillings. A meal on its own, but really good with contrasting textures, such as crisp romaine lettuce and plum tomatoes. I can sleep now =)

Something is a’making, while the oven preps for baking!

Something is a'making, while the oven preps for baking!

¡Piñón! Perhaps the most common dish made from ripe plantains in the Caribbean, after amarillitos, fried cuts of mature plantains served as a sweet side dish. Piñón is like lasagna, but with layers of ripe plantains, and no tomato sauce. Usually the plantains are fried prior to layering, but I don’t want anything clogged-up, except my mouth with delicious food. =)