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Paleo Latin American Dinner Party
It’s been hot and steamy here in Vermont for the past few weeks, so when we had a few friends over for dinner recently, I had two requirements for our menu: (1) I craved tropical flavors; and (2) It had to be no-fuss and preferably made on the grill.
This is the menu that I landed on (partially inspired by a fried chicken recipe from Cook’s Illustrated):
Crispy Latin American Chicken
Crispy Plantains with Garlic Sauce
(I guess I really needed things to be crispy, too!)
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Holy smokes, this looks rockin! I am going to make this ASAP!!
This looks AMAZING. Also, hurray for dinner parties with friends! I’m happy Vermont has welcomed you and you’ve found a good place, there.
I made this yesterday and my boyfriend and I loved it. We don’t have a grill so we cooked it on the stovetop and finished it in the oven as you suggested. It was delicious. The garlic sauce is life changing! I feel like it takes me 20 minutes to fry the plantains though. I was standing over the stove flipping them for what felt like a really long time. How do you do it in five? Great meal and really what I needed on day 13 of my Whole 30. I had the pineapple salsa and fried plaintains with garlic sauce as part of my breakfast this morning. Thank you!
I’m glad it was a hit! I really love the garlic sauce, too. MAGIC!
Re: the plantains. I get the pan scary-hot, add the fat and let it get scary hot, then put in the plantains. 2-3 minutes on one side, flip them all, 2-3 minutes on the other side. The key is to get the oil hot before you add the plantains… and don’t touch them for the first 2-3 minutes.
Super excited about the new cookbook in 2016! Hey, where did you get that beautiful dress (shown above) from?
You’re so nice! That’s an H&M tank dress from spring 2014.
Made this tonight, it was fantastic. I dont have a gas grill, so did the chicken under the broiler. Totes worked. I originally wasn’t going to make the salsa but the comments on the recipe page changed my mind. So glad they did!
Yummie, yummie! On our menu this weekend.
Sounds great! Question, was this your full menu? You didn’t make a salad or anything else. I know you said u wanted something no fuss…