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Bluggoe plantain banana

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trikus starts with ...
I have had a few bunches from my Bluggoe . Blue Sky supply the local Tully nursery ,
'Green As' $20 but worth every cent .
I also bought my Blue Java there .
Tried a few recipes using green hard fruits . Tostones are xclnt , go down great with an icy cold ale .
Aranitas a bit more work but delicous .
When ripe and fried are superb .
Just had some fried ripe Pacific Plantain ..
so sweet and soft ... picture of hard green fruit full size tghat I used for tostones .. have other pics that i cannot find atm.

the other post is a bit big to use ... over 120 posts wow plenty of interest in these fruits ..
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Jimmy says...
blue sky?
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trikus says...
http://www.backyardbananas.com.au/
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Trikus,

Due to the cyclone Yasi, What is the chance of having tropical fruits in the festival market in Innisfail tomorrow?

Thanks in advance.

Lucy.
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trikus says...
very little chance of a big display this year . DPI staff have sought fruit far and wide and have got some stuff ..
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Thank you very much Trikus. Much appreciated.

I was there last Sunday. We went to town to ask about where the festival has been held and found no activities, lots of visitors were asking the same thing. Perhaps the organiser should give a detailed information on where and when at the entrance of the Innisfail CBD.
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Laisla says...
Mike
Do you have a picture of the pacific plantain and / or its fruits? I have a plant but it is still fairly small and I wondering what the fruit looks like

Thanks
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Laisla says...
lol I mean Trikus..
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trikus says...
well I am a Michael also , lucky I use this name or there could be some confusion .. act have 6 different types of bananas sitting in the kitchen now .. PACIFIC PLANTAIN IS a distinctive plant with very dark almost black trunk .. fruits are very large 20 cms long and very fat .
other pic shows Bluggoe , Mona Lisa , Kluay Kai Pratabong or 'BONG' , and Duccase .. very dissapointed with Bong fruits , uneven ripening , bland taste , think they are a plantain type .. as mate who grows them has thai wife and bakes them .
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Mike says...
Psychic Laisla.Trikus I think the bongs are a smoking banana.
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Laisla says...
Thank you Mike
From the photos I can see that Im going to be dissapointed with Pacific Plantain. I use plantains for chips (tostones), baked (ripe- maduros, unripe -platano asado) and the pacific ones are far inferior to others.
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trikus says...
I found the pacific to taste excellent when let fully ripen , it has a slight passionfruit flavour !
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Laisla says...
hi Trikus

I make them into Tostones (chips) and Mangu (mashed green plantains) which require the plantains to be green. Their consistency isnt the best for tostones, as they are a bit soft and break easily. As for mangu, they don't have the typical plantain flavour you get in the Caribbean - I find them more insipid.

I do however, like them for baking when semi green. Here is the recipe:

Take your greenish plantains (what we call "pintos" in Puerto Rico becaue
they have splotches of lighter green or yellow on the skin and they're
softer to the touch), peel them, and cut them in half right down the
middle... you'll have 2 pieces that look like horns ...

Place them, individually, in a piece of aluminum foil big enough to fold
over and twist the ends... make a deep cut in the platano but not all the
way down... sprinkle a dash of adobo seasoning with pepper on it and put
some queso de bola (Edam cheese) or sharp cheddar cheese in the cut... add a
couple of pats of butter to this (or 3 or 4 if they're big platanos) and
wrap it up... make sure the neds are twisted tight and the top of the
platano with the cheese faces up...

Place the platano packs in a baking pan and cook it at 350 degrees until you
can pierce it with no resistance... just make sure you don't pierce it
straight through or the yummy stuff will leak out... when it's done let it
stand for a few minutes and enjoy!

It sometimes takes 30 minutes, sometimes 45... it all depends on the degree
of ripeness...

You can also cook this on your grill with great results...

Now, if you love pinto plantains, get some to make the stuffing for your
turkey... just make sure it's more green than ripe...
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