Plantain Soup Recipe

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Plantain Soup
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  1. In a large skillet (deep) or in a dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat, and saute onions, celery, garlic, and jalapenos for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened, golden, and caramelized.
  2. Add plantains, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring VERY often; Cook until plaintains are slightly softened and golden in color.
  3. Add water, increase heat to medium high and bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer ever so gently for 8 to 10 minutes until plantains are very tender.
  5. Add cream and bring mixture to a boil.
  6. Remove pan from heat immediately after it comes to a boil, and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Transfer mixture to a food processor or even a blender and puree until smooth.
  9. (you may have to do this in batches).
  10. If you feel that it is too thick, you may add an additional 1/2 cup of water to get your desired consistancy.
  11. Strain soup and discard any solids.
  12. Return soup to the pan, place over medium-low heat and cook, stirring very often, until it is heated through (just warm).
  13. Serve right away; do not save.
  14. Garnish soup with queso fresco and plantain chips.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 304.32 Kcal (1274 kJ)
Calories from fat 151.96 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.88g 26%
Cholesterol 56.37mg 19%
Sodium 33.25mg 1%
Potassium 666.41mg 14%
Total Carbs 39.65g 13%
Sugars 17.82g 71%
Dietary Fiber 3.06g 12%
Protein 2.3g 5%
Vitamin C 26.8mg 45%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Calcium 53.6mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 95.62 Kcal (400 kJ)
Calories from fat 47.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.31g 26%
Cholesterol 17.71mg 19%
Sodium 10.45mg 1%
Potassium 209.39mg 14%
Total Carbs 12.46g 13%
Sugars 5.6g 71%
Dietary Fiber 0.96g 12%
Protein 0.72g 5%
Vitamin C 8.4mg 45%
Iron 0.4mg 7%
Calcium 16.8mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.9
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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