Sriracha bacon-wrapped plantain Three plantains Six pieces of thick bacon (Boar’s Head) Sriracha sauce Brown sugar Skewers Dragon Dip Strawberry preserves Sriracha sauce
Cut the ends off each plantain, take a knife and make a slit down the plantain peel (be careful not to cut into the flesh), remove the plantain from the peel and cut in half, then cut each half down the middle. The six slices of bacon should be cut in half. Add a line of sriracha sauce down each slice of bacon, sprinkle the with brown sugar. Each slice of bacon should be wrapped around the plantain, sriracha side on the plantain. Take the skewer (which has been soaking in water for 30 minutes) and spear the bacon twice to the plantain. Place the prepared plantains on a roasting pan that's bottom has been lined with aluminum foil in order to catch the grease from the bacon. Set oven on 385 degrees and bake for 25 minutes. Dragon Dip: ½ cup of strawberry preserves Add a level teaspoon of sriracha sauce (add more after tasting if preference is a hotter dragon sauce). Serve on the skewers or remove and serve.
Spicy plantain chips Three plantains T. EVOLO (extra-virgin olive oil) Salt Dry Spices: T. brown sugar Tsp. cumin ½ tsp. red pepper flakes ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. onion powder ¼ tsp. paprika ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
Cut the end off each plantain. Cut a slit down the side of the plantain piercing the peel only and not the fruit flesh. Take the plantain out of the peel and cut into very thin slices (the thinner the slice, the crisper the chip). Once all the plantains have been cut into thin chips, add to a large bowl along with the EVOLO and salt to taste. Take all your spices and mix together. Once incorporated, add to the plantains. Use your hands and gently toss the plantains. On a sheet pan lined with a baking sheet, carefully place each plantain chip on the sheet. Set oven on 400 degrees. Bake the chips for 10 minutes on each side - 20 minutes total (the flipping takes the longest, use your hands for a faster flip). Remove from the oven and serve