What’s on a boat? Why, food of course.
This recipe is totally flexible. Usually with this recipe, the canoas are completed with a little sizzle in the oven. However, I skipped that step. I didn’t need this step since I am go with a vegan plate (no cheese!)
I used Lightlife Smart Ground Original Crumbles. It’s vegan and so super delicious! After experimenting with different ground beef alternatives, this seems to be the one I like best. You can cook the crumbles just on its own, or you can cook it with seasonings.
When I cook the Crumbles, I don’t have a straight-forward recipe. I just add whatever tickles my tongue that day. Remember, cooking isn’t a exactly a science, it’s an art. Play around with your cooking and find out what you like.
What You’ll Need:
- Sweet plantain
- Lightlife Smart Ground Original Crumbles
- Chopped onion
- Chopped green bell pepper
- Minced garlic
- Frozen corn (cook as instructed)
- Olives (cut in half)
- 1 packet of sazon
- Olive oil
- Vegetable oil
- Tomato sauce
- Chili powder
- For the crumbles, I set my pan over medium heat. Add some olive oil and cook the garlic, onions, and pepper until soft.
- Add the crumbles, tomato sauce, sazon, chili powder, and whatever other seasonings you want.
- Cook for about 10-12 minutes. Taste to check if the crumbles are completely cooked.
The Boats (Plantains)
- I used one plantain and cut them into quarters.
- In a large pot, heat vegetable oil until hot.
- Add the plantains and cook until browned on each side.
- Set aside plantains on a paper towel to cool and drain.
Assembling The Pieces Of Art
- Allow your plantains to cool for about 15 minutes. Once cooled, make a slit down the inside of the curve.
- Scoop up your crumbles, corn, and olives and place them in the plantains.
Tip: If you don’t like olives, learn to love them. They taste amazing with plantains, balancing out the sweet with the savory. But if you don’t love them, that’s okay. I guess we can still be friends. 😉