2 ripe Plantain Bananas peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
2 cups Chicken Stock or Fat - Free/Reduced Fat
1 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 small Onion finely chopped
3 cloves Organic Garlic minced
1 ounce Canadian Bacon (1 slice) cut into thin slivers
Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper
2 tablespoons Chives finely chopped or Scallions
In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the plantains and stock or broth.
Simmer for 10 minutes, or until the plantains are very tender.
Drain in a strainer, reserving the cooking liquid. Leave the plantains in the strainer.
Heat the oil in the saucepan. Add the onions, garlic and bacon.
Cook for 4 minutes, or until onions are just beginning to brown.
Stir in the plantains and mash with a pestle or the back of a wooden spoon.
Add the reserved stock as necessary to obtain a thick, creamy puree. Season with salt and pepper.
Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the chives or scallions.