PLANTAIN SERVED WITH CHOW CHOW SALSA
1 Chow chow, peeled and cubed
2 garlic cloves crushed
3 large tomatoes, skinned and chopped
75 gr basil,chopped (divide into 2 portions – cooking and garnishing)
1 medium red onion peeled and chopped
½tsp crushed chilli (optional)
2tbsp olive or vegetable oil
2tbsp lime juice
Salt and crushed black pepper
Heat oil in saucepan and add the cubed chow chow for 5 mins. Now add the remainder of the ingredients, stirring intermitently until all the components have fused together for about 10mins. Season to taste. Garnish with the remainder of the basil. Serve in ramekins separately from the plantain.
2 Ripe but firm plantains. Peel and cut plantain into wedges. Heat oil in pan, add the wedges, turn down heat to medium and cook until golden brown. Use cooking paper to absorb the oil and serve.
PS: Don’t discard the seeds in the chow chow, use it as it gives it a crunchy texture!