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April 6, 2010

Goya Ripe Plantains — So good out of the microwave, you'll think you're in Jamaica

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Last week, browsing the ethnic frozen foods section at Giant, I happened on the Goya area.

As a rule I don't do anything you can't microwave and up to now Goya's frozen products weren't microwaveable.

Most still aren't.

You have to look very closely at the box to see that you can nuke the contents.

Up top, almost invisibly, it says "Microwaveable."

Anyway, you zap 'em for 5 minutes and you're in for a very toothsome dining experience.

I've had much worse in restaurants.

Here's a detailed review.

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Nuke as a last resort....ALWAYS!


Yes, I'm 100% guilty of nuking.

Even Pizza....How gross is that!?!

Posted by: JoePeach | Apr 6, 2010 7:01:01 PM

Not like in Jamaica only. Fried plantains are the norm in dinner or lunch fare throughout Central America too. In my mother's house, we used to put about 3 or 4 really ripe plantains (whole not cut like these) a shot of Grand Marnier, half a bar of butter and about a 1/4 cup of brown sugar on them then stick them in the oven for about an hour or so until they looked golden and the sugar mixed with the butter and the liquor was bubbling. Heaven. If you wanted to get really fancy, you'd add some fresh pineapple juice. That gave it a tang that could make your taste buds zing. Plantains served like this in Panama (where I am from) are called "Plátanos en tentación" - translated into English that means temptation plantains and, I can assure you they DO tempt. Goya is not bad in a pinch but do yourself a favor Joe and take them out of the plastic container, stick them in a pyrex, add a little bit of butter and some orange or pineapple juice and you will see what a difference it makes vs. nuking them as is.

Posted by: Milena | Apr 6, 2010 1:31:06 PM

If they have the Plantains, then you should be able to find the Goya Ginger Beer which kicks the a** of any of the standard brands found in the US like Schweps or Canada Dry). It is still a bit bad compared to others you can find, but I swear I can taste the green rind of the ginger than you can't find otherwise.

Goya makes some decent cheap ethic stuff...even if I prefer to just buy plantains and cook them up in a mess of butter and salt...

Posted by: clifyt | Apr 6, 2010 11:35:02 AM

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