Cross two plaintain
slices and place two teaspoons of filling in center.
According to the report, between 80 percent and 90 percent of Puerto Rico's plaintain
crop was lost, as were 80,000 hundredweight of coffee--about a quarter of total expected production this season.
Last week, the FDA also warned the public against the herbal product plaintain
after a woman using the laxative ``Arise & Shine's Chomper'' was hospitalized with life-threatening heart problems.
An Extraordinary Salmon Dinner" with Vickie Hamory features Plaintain
"Spiders"; Steamed Baby Beets With Mango Vinaigrette on Bibb Lettuce; Steamed Salmon With Champagne Butter Sauce; and Berry Pavlova.
Seafood choices include mahi mahi with a mango pomegranate guacamole and coconut risotto and Chicken Dos, Caribbean chicken breast, mango salsa, Jerk chicken leg and Mofongo, a plaintain
dish of Puerto Rico.
Sensational Spanish Sauces" with Gayle Jolley features Pigeon Pie Soup With Chorizo, Butternut Squash, Plaintain
and Cilantro; Tortilla Espa[+ or -]ol With Samfaina Sauce; Gambas al Ajillo (shrimp with garlic and Romesco sauce and crusty bread); and Turron Ice Cream Torte With Honey-Brandy Oranges.
Authentic Mexican Tacos, with Gayle Jolley features Crunchy Shrimp Tacos; Chorizo, Potato and Plaintain
Tacos; Authentic Pork Tinga; and Almond Caramel Flan With Fruit Compote.
A greater variety of cuisines are on offer than before, from Caribbean curry and Asian fried plaintains
to Portugese tarts and water buffalo, in order to embrace people's appetite for new food adventures.
Effect of processing on the nutritional value: Roots, tubers, plaintains
and banana in human nutrition FAO, United Nations, 1990; 76-78.