Panama's Plátano en Tentación

Plátano en Tentación: A traditional Plantain recipe from Panama!


Ripe plantain 1 Large , sliced
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Vanilla essence/Vanilla sugar 1 Tablespoon (Optional)



1. Cut two small pieces from the two ends of the plantain and make a cut along one side of the plantain. Now you can remove the peel easily with your hand.

2. Cut the plantain into 1 inch slices.

3. Put them in boiling water and add sugar, cinnamon and salt

4. Mix and let it cook for 15 minutes

5. Add vanilla essence if desired.


6. Serve hot right away. The dish is usually served as a side dish with rice and beans.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 492Calories from Fat 1

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g2%

Saturated Fat 0.03 g0.1%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 975.7 mg40.65%

Total Carbohydrates 120 g40%

Dietary Fiber 5.16 g21%

Sugars 108.7 g

Protein 0 g0.6%

Vitamin A 0.6% Vitamin C 10.5%

Calcium 8.2% Iron 3.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet