Home

Travel Noire Eats And Recipes: Caramelized Naan And Plantains

By Travel Noire

Share

Nothing unites people quite like food. To celebrate the black men and women who are using food to connect cultures and communities, we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes from chefs, at-home cooks, and food lovers who know that great flavors can bring us all together. Akudo Agokei (@rad_economist) is a self-taught chef from Nigeria who now resides in the UK, and here he shares one of his recipes for caramelized naan with plantains. 

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

 

1 ripe yellow Plantain
1 Naan bread
4 shallots
1 tomato [diced] Handful of spinach
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp. butter
Sea salt
Black pepper
Chili pepper [optional] 1 tbsp. Coconut oil
½ tbsp. cinnamon
30ml honey/Agave syrup
Garlic and ginger powder

 

RELATED: Travel Noire Eats And Recipes: Boiled-Fried Dumplings & Corned Beef Stew

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

1). Cut your plantain and fry. I assume you will know how to cut plantain diagonally into slices and fry in vegetable oil. If not, just do you, honestly can’t go wrong with plantain.


 

2). Slice up your shallots, and tomatoes and spinach, sauté in oil, season with pinch of salt, black pepper, chili pepper, and a pinch of ginger and garlic powder for extra flavor.

 

3). Cut your Naan bread into 2 rectangular shapes if you want, or caramelize the entire naan because you are the boss of you and only God can judge.

 

4). Now Caramelize your naan. Put your coconut oil into a skillet/frying pan, and let it melt, add the cinnamon and honey/agave. Stir quickly and then toss your naan bread in. fry on each side for a minute the flip, moving around the pan to absorb all of the coconut and cinnamon goodness.

 

5). Now for our egg sauce. Put 2 egg yolks into a small bowl, add salt and pepper, and pinch of ginger powder, melt your butter, and while still hot, add into the egg yolks, continuous mixing as you pour in the hot butter.

 

6). Now just assemble what you have, starting with your caramelized naan bread, then your sautéed vegetables, then plantains, then drizzle your egg sauce on top.

 

7). Eat as is, or top with some of your favorites; mushrooms, crispy onions, whatever really, but as it is right now is simply delicious, so enjoy.

 

Share
Travel Noire

Travel Noire

A platform of cultivated insights from a global community of black travelers.

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Lack Of Diverse Food Choices Prompts Black Couple To Create Vegan Retreat

Lack Of Diverse Food Choices Prompts Black Couple To Create Vegan Retreat

A vacation to Ocho Rios, Jamaica is what prompted Naomi Charlton and her husband to create a vacation retreat for vegans.  Related Post: Top Things To Do In Ocho Rios, Jamaica “After our reflection, we found that we were not getting the value for our money,” Charlton says. “The so-called ‘all inclusive’ was not much […]

Parker Diakite

Black-Owned Coffee Company Inspired By The Women In Rwanda

Black-Owned Coffee Company Inspired By The Women In Rwanda

A passion for the people of Rwanda is what prompted Kevin Mbundu and Nik Patel to start Kivu noir. Described as the “Worlds Freshest Coffee,” Kivu noir specializes in providing fresh coffee to consumers while supporting and empowering the local women who survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi. Related Post: 15 Black-Owned Coffee […]

Parker Diakite

Best Black-Owned Restaurants In Queens, NY

Best Black-Owned Restaurants In Queens, NY

When mentioning Queens, most people quickly think of music. Nicki Minaj and 50 Cent probably jump to mind, not realizing the area has several other non-musical gems. As one of New York’s largest and most diverse boroughs, feeding at least 2.3 million people, Queens has transformed into a hot spot for international eating. Here are […]

Rachel George