Todays food post is a pretty simple and quick one. Just thought I’ll share with you all my recipe for some mashed and then oven grilled plantains with egg stew. I had this for dinner, so it can pretty much be eaten at any time of the day. Quite a lot of people in Nigeria enjoy eaten plantain and egg in the morning for breakfast. Personally, I do not know how they do it. I am really strict on my meals, and if something is not set as a breakfast meal or is not appealing to me for breakfast, I don’t entertain it as breakfast. Anyways, with that being said, find my recipe below.
You will need,
6 medium sized fresh shrimps (frozen if you do not mind)
2 knorr cubes
Rinse the body of your plantain, and cut in half. Get a clean pot and fill it with some water. Add in your plantain and some salt. Boil your plantain till soft. While plantain is boiling, blend together 1 tomato, pepper and 1/4 onion. Devein your shrimps and clean. Get a clean chopping board and dice other tomato and other quarter of the onion. Plantains don’t take that long to boil, so your plantain should be done by now. Peel the skin off your plantain and put in a bowl. Add in a tablespoon of margarine and use a fork to mash plantains till they are smooth. Set oven to 300 degrees. With clean hands, take medium sized balls of the mashed plantains and roll in your palms into a cylindrical shape as shown above. Place on foil paper in oven and repeat till you run out of mashed plantains.
While your plantain is grilling, in a frying pan, heat up some oil. Add in your diced pepper/onion and fry. Add in your shrimps and season with some knorr, salt and any other seasoning you wish. Let shrimps fry for 2-3 minutes, then add in your blended ingredients and let fry for about 5 minutes. In a bowl, break your eggs. Usually, I season my eggs with knorr, and that’s because my tastebuds are really sensitive. I’m not a huge fan of eggs, so they have to be well seasoned and cooked for me to entertain them. As a matter of fact, I can only eat eggs made by me or my mum (that’s how sensitive I am). So yeah, I use knorr and I find my eggs taste better. However, you can stick to using salt as seasoning. Anyways, add some parsley in the eggs and whisk away till well blended.
When the stew is fried as pictured above, pour in your egg. Let the egg cook as a proper omelette and then scramble when done. By now, your plantains should be brown, bring out of oven and serve with the eggs.
Note; I think I used too much eggs for the amount of stew I had. Therefore, I would suggest one egg for people who follow this recipe strictly. I say this because the eggs absorbed all the stew and they came out almost like normal eggs. It didn’t have the extra sauce I longed for, but was still good nevertheless.
Another way to avoid the eggs soaking up the stew, so you actually have sauce, I would say cook the stew and then fry the eggs separate instead of adding it in. When the eggs are done, you can then add it into the stew and shrimp mix. I was going to do it that way initially, but I had a long day at uni and was so impatient in the kitchen. (Lesson learnt, do not cook when tired). On the other hand, was extremely excited with the outcome of my plantains.
Anyways, off to bed guys. Hope you are successful with carrying out this recipe and you find it helpful 😉 Feel free to ask for help where needed in the comment section and do leave feedback if you try this out. Thank you for reading, appreciate you all.
Lots of Love,