Roasted Plantain with African Pepper Compote

Roasted Ripe Plantain with African Pepper Compote on serving dish.
In this Caribbean dish inspired by a popular African street food, roasted sweet plantains are balanced with crunchy peanuts and a fiery Scotch-bonnet chile compote.Ellen Silverman

The combination of sweet plantain, spicy pepper compote, creamy avocado, tart lime, and crunchy roasted peanuts makes for a simple and fresh snack or side dish in this recipe adapted from Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking. The authors Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau write: "With dishes like this one, inspired by a popular African street food, it is easy to see that the roots of our dining habits are deeply entrenched in a shared heritage with our ancestors from across the seas."

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