Stop at any roadside eatery in the Dominican Republic and you can order this popular side dish. In fact it always reminds me of road trips and informal meals.
Nothing like toping some tender guineítos with sauteed onions and peppers to make them even better-tasting.
If you always though of bananas as just a fruit this is a chance to revisit your ideas about this versatile fruit.
Guineitos (boiled unripe bananas) are the perfect side dish to any meat and very common at roadside eateries.
- 8 unripe bananas
- 1 teaspoon of mashed garlic
- 1 small onion cut into thin slices
- 1 medium red pepper cut into slices
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- Peel the bananas and boil them until they are tender adding a teaspoon of salt to the water.
- Take them out of the water and let them cool down to room temperature. Cut into slices about 1/2-inch (1.5 cm) thick.
- In skillet heat the oil over low heat and cook and stir the onions until the onions become transparent.
- Add the peppers and garlic and cook and stir for a minute.
- Add the bananas and cook until they heat up throughout.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with meat of your choice.