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  • Unripe Plantain Porridge Recipe

    Unripe plantain porridge is a meal enjoyed by most people but commonly prepared for those trying to reduce their sugar consumption or those with diabetes. It's traditionally prepared with the green unripe plantain though to make it a little bit sweet, some people prepare this dish by mixing ripe and unripe plantain together.

    Cooking Time : 0 hrs 45mins
    Servings : 2
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    • 3 Green unripe plantains
    • 1 tbsp. Chili/ Cameroon Pepper, Ground or 2 fresh Scotch Bonnets (Ata rodo), Ground
    • 1 red onion"
    • A handful scent leaves
    • 2 Medium sized smoked fish/ Fresh fish
    • 1 Cooking spoon Palmoil
    • 2 Seasoning cubes
    • 1 Cooking Spoon Crayfish, Ground
    • 1 tsp. Salt
    • Water
    • Step 1: Place the washed fish in a medium sized pot. Add the ground pepper, Part of the chopped onions, crushed seasoning, salt to taste . Add just enough water to cover the content of the pot and steam for 5 mins. if you are Using fresh fish, scoop it out into a separate dish and set aside. If you are Using smoked fish, leave the fish in the stock and move to step 2.
    • Step 2: Gently add the chopped plantain into the fish stock. Add just enough water to cover the plantain in the pot, The remaining chopped onion, crayfish and palm oil. Check for salt and seasoning if need be. Cook for about 35-40 minutes till it softens.
    • Step 3: Once the liquid in the pot reduces, turn the burner to the lowest. Plantain porridge tastes better if it's got more of the porridge part in it. To get more of that part, you could mash up the plantains a little bit in the pot.
    • Step 4: At this point, add your cooked fresh fish and chopped Scent leaves and leave to simmer further on low heat for 5 mins..
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