makes four servings
4 ripe plantains, whole
2 tablespoons melted butter
4 thick slices of queso blanco or mozzarella
4 bacon strips
chimichurri or cilantro pesto to serve
Preheat the oven to 400°, cut the ends of the plantains and peel. Place them in a baking dish and brush with the butter, bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and slice the plantains lengthwise but not all the way through, stuff them with cheese slices and wrap with bacon. Return to the oven and bake 10 more minutes until the cheese melts and the bacon is cooked.
bacon recipe source: Erica Dinho, My Colombian Recipes (@colombianrecipe), April 13, 2011