Marco's Plantain Salsa

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  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: About 3 cups/750 ml
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2 tablespoons/30 ml canola oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 leek, chopped

1 plantain, cut into chunks

1 tablespoon/15 ml bonito flakes

1/2 teaspoon/2 ml whole allspice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter with the canola oil. Add the onions and saute with the garlic and leeks until translucent. Add the plantains and continue sauteing for 5 minutes. Add the bonito flakes and allspice and continue sauteing for 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and reduce into a coarse puree, keeping some texture to it. Add a little water if too thick. Season with salt and pepper.