Tuna Stuffed Sweet Plantain  

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 10
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


This recipe is a great source of protein and healthy fat from the tuna along with other vegetables and proteins. 



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  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

    Preheat Oven
  2. Rub a baking sheet with olive oil.

  3. Boil 4 cups of water and add 1/2 tsp of salt.

  4. Peel the plantains and cut them into about 1" sections. Boil until the plantains are soft enough to mash.

  5. Mash plantains to form a paste-like consistency. Add cornmeal. If the paste is too sticky, add a little more cornmeal.

  6. Add cheddar cheese to the mixture and mix it in until fully combined.

  7. In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil, garlic until brown. Add the rest of the vegetables, tuna, and lime with all of the spices. Remove and let the mixture cool down.

  8. Scoop spoonfuls of the plantain mixture, and spread it in the palm of your hand. Add a small spoonful of the filling and seal the mixture using your hands. Repeat the process until you have all the balls ready for the oven! 

  9. Bake for about 5-6 minutes or until it has some color! Serve and enjoy with homemade sauce!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 203kcal
Calories from Fat kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.6g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 208mg9%
Potassium 440mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 20.6g7%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugars 8.8g
Protein 16.9g34%

Vitamin A IU
Vitamin C mg
Calcium 7 mg
Iron 6 mg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin E IU
Vitamin K mcg
Thiamin mg
Riboflavin mg
Niacin mg
Vitamin B6 mg
Folate mcg
Vitamin B12 mcg
Biotin mcg
Pantothenic Acid mg
Phosphorus mg
Iodine g
Magnesium mmol
Zinc mcg
Selenium mg
Copper mg
Manganese mg
Chromium mcg
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Average cost of recipe per serving: $0.54

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

Keywords: plaintain, tuna
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