Saturday, April 24, 2010
The plantain (Musa paradisiaca), like all bananas is native to the tropical regions of Southeast Asia and Oceania, and was brought to Brazil by Portuguese explorers and clerics. It, along with its sweeter cousins, has been wholeheartedly adapted to Brazilian soil, and adopted by the Brazilian palate.
See the following post for a delicious recipe for fish with plantain that it especially popular here in Fortaleza. It's a standout.