This week, our host Lauren Hooberman talks with local independent business owner, Winifred Grace. As they discuss Winnie's journey to creating a one-of-a-kind local Chicago boutique, Lauren makes Roasted Plantains with Cajeta and Pecans! Check out Winnie's website winifredgrace.com.
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TODAY'S RECIPE: ROASTED PLANTAINS WITH CAJETA & PECANS by Heather Schmitt-
3 oz. (1 c.) pecan halves or pieces (or use walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts)
½ c. cajeta (goat's milk caramel)
Preheat oven to 450° F.
Cut pointed ends off of each plantain, exposing just a bit of the flesh. Make a shallow slit through the skin on the inner (curved) side of each plantain. Lay on a baking sheet. Roast until completely soft, about 20 minutes.
In the meantime, toast the nuts in an ungreased skillet over medium-low heat until toasty and fragrant. Set aside. Heat the cajeta in the microwave or gently in a small saucepan over low heat.
When plantains are finished roasting, remove from oven. When they've cooled down just a bit... enough to handle... peel back the skin and slice into ½" chunks. Pile into a mound on top of the skin on a serving plate. Drizzle with cajeta and sprinkle with toasted nuts.