View Full Version : boricua plantain sandwich

08-07-2009, 09:33 AM
this is from that show ultimate recipe showdown...seen it that one time and had to make. it was awsome. try it out.

2 large green plantains (about 10 inches long
and 2 to 3 inches wide)
Vegetable oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cajun Spice:
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder

Cajun Steak:
4 (6-ounce) skirt steaks
6 ounces salted butter, melted
1 cup Cajun Spice

Chipolte Mayonnaise:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon chipolte sauce

Crispy Fried Onions:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 large Spanish onion
2 cups mixed shredded cheese
(Monterey Jack and Cheddar)

Peel plantains, cut in half widthwise and then cut in half lengthwise.

In a large pot or deep-fryer preheat vegetable oil to 325 degrees F.
Add the plantains to the oil and fry for 5 minutes. Remove them and
place on a flat surface. Increase heat to 375 degrees F. With a metal
flat spatula press down onto the plantains until they are flat, less than
1/4-inch. Using a knife to help scrape the plantain off the spatula,
deep-fry the plantains again for 3 minutes. Pull them out and season
both sides with salt and pepper.

Combine the bread crumbs, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, paprika,
oregano, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder to create Cajun spice.

Dip each piece of steak into 4 ounces melted butter and then into the
Cajun spice, covering both sides of the steak.

Spread the remaining melted butter onto a flat top grill or metal skillet,
place the steak on top and cook on both sides until medium or preferred
degree of doneness. After the steak is done slice it thin against the

Combine the mayonnaise and chipolte sauce to create chipolte

Onions: In a mixing bowl combine flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder,
onion powder, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Slice the onion very
thinly. Place in the flour mixture. Squeeze the slices of onions as you
are mixing them with the flour mixture. Shake off the excess flour.

Drop a little bit of onions into 375 degree F oil at a time to prevent
them from sticking together. Cook for 1 minute and 30 seconds or
until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Build a sandwich by layering 1 fried plantain, about 1 tablespoon chipolte
mayonnaise (spread coast to coast on bottom plantain), sliced steak, and
1/3 cup of the shredded cheese. Place under the broiler for a minute or
2 or use the microwave to melt cheese. Then continue layering 1/2 cup
of fried onion, 1 more tablespoon chipolte mayonnaise, spread coast to
coast on top plantain, fried plantain. Cut sandwich in half before serving.