Green Plantains with Guacamole, Crispy Fish Fillets and Mango Slaw

Green Plantains with Guacamole, Crispy Fish Fillets and Mango Slaw

I am participating in a recipe challenge hosted by Gorton’s, in case you haven’t noticed ;-) I am competing against seven other wonderful bloggers, where we each created a recipe incorporating Gorton’s Crispy Battered Fish Fillets.

I made Fried Green Plantains with Guacamole, Crispy Battered Fish Fillets and Mango Slaw. I need your help to WIN this competition! The recipe with the most votes wins, so your votes make all the difference.

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Ingredients

  • 4 servings
  • 4 Gorton’s Crispy Battered Fish Fillets
  • 1 cup of guacamole
  • For the Fried Plantains

  • 4 green plantains, peeled
  • Canola or vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt to taste
  • For the Mango Slaw

  • 1/2 head small green cabbage
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/2 cup ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 small jalapeño, finely chopped and seeded
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh tomato
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Prepare Gorton’s Crispy Battered Fish Fillets according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, make the Fried Plantains: In a large sauce pan, add enough oil to cover the plantains and heat the oil over medium high heat.
  3. Add the plantains to the heated oil. Fry until they start to get yellow, but not golden, about 7 to 9 minutes per side. Carefully remove the plantains with a slotted spoon, and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  4. Let the plantains cool for 3 minutes. Then, place the plantains on a piece of plastic wrap and cover with another piece of plastic wrap. With a flat pot cover, press the  plantains well, flattening them to about 1/4″ thickness. It is best to do this while they are still warm.
  5. Then using tongs, add them back in the hot oil, two at the time, and fry for an additional 3 minutes on each side.
  6. Remove the plantains with slotted spoon and transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb oil. Sprinkle with salt, to taste, and transfer to a serving plate.
  7. To make the Slaw: Finely shred the cabbage and onion. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice and vinegar and whisk with a fork to blend. Add the sugar and season with salt and pepper.
  8. In a large bowl, toss the cabbage, onion, mango, jalapeño, tomato and cilantro with the dressing.
  9. To assemble: Spread the guacamole on top of the fried plantains.
  10. Add the fish and top with the mango slaw. Serve immediately.
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