West-African Sweet and Savoury Plantain Balls filled with Fish Make for a Delicious Starter or Side Dish

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Let’s talk about plantain…again.. I am not ashamed to confess – I love plantain – in any shape or size. Let me count the ways in which I love plantain:

  1. Ripe Plantain Pancakes
  2. Green Plantain Pancakes
  3. Ghanaian-Inspired Spicy Fried Plantain (Kelewele)
  4. Plantain Mash with Sautéed Spinach
  5. Vegan Plantain Meatballs

I clearly haven’t had enough of plantain – Like you need another plantain recipe right?? This is one of my favourites – Plantain, White Fish, Spicy Sauce..Are you still with me?

Let’s get to the recipe then!


Fish-Stuffed Sweet and Savoury Plantain Balls
Fish-Stuffed Sweet and Savoury Plantain Balls
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West-African Sweet and Savoury Plantain balls filled with White Fish
Servings Prep Time
10 balls 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 balls 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Fish-Stuffed Sweet and Savoury Plantain Balls
Fish-Stuffed Sweet and Savoury Plantain Balls
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West-African Sweet and Savoury Plantain balls filled with White Fish
Servings Prep Time
10 balls 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 balls 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: balls
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Instructions
  1. Prepare the plantain by cutting the head and tail off the plantain.With the skin on, place in a pot of boiling water, add some salt and cook for 4 - 5 minutes, or until the plantain is soft.Drain, remove skins and set aside.
  2. Prepare the Fish BaseIn a separate bowl, combine the onions, garlic and spices. Slice the fish into thin strips and add the fish to the onion and spices. Mix well to coat the fish with the spices.
  3. In a pan on medium heat, heat 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and fry the fish mix for a few minutes, until the fish is done. This should take no more than 5 minutes, given the thin slices of the fish.Remove the fish from the heat and add it to the drained plantains. Mash the plantain and fish mix together.Add the second teaspoon of coconut oil to the pan, form the plantain and fish mash into balls, and fry until golden brown.
Recipe Notes
  • You can test for the done-ness of the plantain by sticking a fork or the tip of a knife into it. If it sinks into the plantain with little resistance, the plantain is done.

  • Depending on how ripe your plantains are, they may need up to 10 - 15 minutes to get done.

  • You can use any white fish for this dish. I used cod, but you can use Tilapia, Halibut, Sole or Haddock


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Nutrition Facts
Fish-Stuffed Sweet and Savoury Plantain Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 42 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 1%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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