Vudi Vakasoso (Plantain in Coconut Milk)


  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almonds (optional)


  1. Peel the plantains and slice them into 1/4-inch thick rounds.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the coconut milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the plantains to the saucepan and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the plantains are tender.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the butter until melted. Transfer the plantains to a serving dish and pour the coconut milk mixture over the top.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts or almonds, if using. Serve immediately


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