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Cuban sushi

    ▪︎2 to 4 ripe plantains
    ▪︎400 g of minced meat
    ▪︎1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 sprigs of parsley, 2 oregano leaves, 1 coriander leaf and 1 pepper (subject to availability)
    ▪︎ Grated cheese (optional)
    ▪︎ Salt and pepper to taste
    ▪︎1 cup of wheat flour
    ▪︎2 or 3 eggs
    ▪︎1 cup breadcrumbs
    ▪︎1 cup oil for frying

This is a recipe for a very Cuban sushi, which of course has nothing to do with its Asian parents. In Cuba, it is not traditional to eat sushi, except in the specialized cuisine of some hotels and a few themed restaurants.

This Cuban sushi, an invention of the country's chefs, is made with ripe plantains and ground meat, seasoned to taste. Without a doubt a very original way of eating Cuban bananas, such an identity of Creole cuisine.

To begin, we must cut the ripe macho banana so that it opens as much as possible, but without breaking, or even into two halves lengthwise, then remove the center of the banana using spoon.

In a bowl, mix the minced meat well with the finely chopped onion, garlic, pepper, parsley, coriander and oregano. We also add salt and pepper to taste and, optionally, grated cheese.

We fill the banana with this well-seasoned picadillo, roll it carefully and press lightly with a piece of plastic.
Then, we pass this banana roll stuffed with minced meat, in wheat flour, scrambled eggs and breadcrumbs, to achieve breading.

Finally, we fry the stuffed bananas in hot oil, but over medium heat, until they are nicely browned on all sides.

We drain the stuffed breaded bananas on absorbent paper and cut into small equal portions to serve. This type of Cubanized sushi can perfectly be a starter or a main dish accompanied by rice and vegetables.

Cuban sushi
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