Grilled sweet plantains with brown sugar-glazed onions
Uncooked red onion(s)
2 medium, thinly sliced
Packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp, dark variety
21 oz, about 3 medium, partially black or very black
2 Tbsp, fresh, minced
- Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and salt to pan; cook, stirring frequently, until onions are very soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in sugar, vinegar, cayenne and allspice; cook, stirring occasionally, to let flavors blend, about 3 to 5 minutes. Set aside.
- Peel plantains and halve lengthwise; cut each half into thirds and coat all over with cooking spray.
- Heat an outdoor gas grill or an indoor grill to medium-high. Cook plantains until grill marks are evident and plantains are softened, flipping once, about 5 to 7 minutes per side. Place plantains on a serving platter and top with warm onions; garnish with cilantro. Yields about 3 pieces plantain and 1/4 cup onion per serving.