Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence
Show: Food 911
Sweet Banana Tostones with Caribbean Lobster and Hearts of Palm Salad
Total:
38 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
38 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

The lobsters:
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 whole peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 2 (1 1/4 pound) Caribbean (spiny) lobsters
The dressing:
  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 scallions, green parts only
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
The salad:
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 green plantains
  • 1 can hearts of palm, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Directions

In a large pot filled with water, add onion, bay leaf, peppercorns, and salt. Bring to a boil and cook the lobsters, and cook about 8 minutes. Remove the lobsters from the pot and allow them to cool.

Make the dressing: Put all the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Pour 2 inches of vegetable oil into a deep pot and heat it to 375 degrees F.

Peel the plantains and slice them into 1/4-inch thick slices on the diagonal. Fry the plantains in batches until they are crispy, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and season them with salt.

Remove the meat from the tails and slice into 1/4-inch slices. Slice hearts of palm into 1/4-inch disks. In a bowl, combine lobster meat, hearts of palm, and onion; add some of the dressing and toss gently to combine; taste and adjust seasoning. Place several plantain slices on a plate and generously pile on the salad. Garnish with cilantro leaves and lime wedges.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Tostones

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Cuban Bowl with Tostones

Recipe courtesy of Snout and Co.

Tostones with Shrimp and Sofrito

Recipe courtesy of Susan Vu

Whipped Sweet Potatoes and Bananas with Honey

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Caramel Bananas with Espresso Chocolate on Sweet Crackers

Bananas Foster

Recipe courtesy of Velvet Tango Room

Bananas Foster

Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Bananas Foster

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Not My Mama's Meals

7:30am | 6:30c

Not My Mama's Meals

8:30am | 7:30c

Not My Mama's Meals

9:30am | 8:30c

Vinny & Ma Eat America

10:30am | 9:30c

Vinny & Ma Eat America

11:30am | 10:30c

Vinny & Ma Eat America

12:30pm | 11:30c

Donut Showdown

1:30pm | 12:30c

Donut Showdown

2:30pm | 1:30c

Donut Showdown

3:30pm | 2:30c

Donut Showdown

4:30pm | 3:30c

Sugar Showdown

5:30pm | 4:30c

Sugar Showdown

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Sugar Showdown

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Sugar Showdown

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here