Growing up my first exposure to cooking authentic meals was in watching my great grandmother cook. Mama we called her, lived through world war 1 (WW1), so there were always stories accompanying every meal preparation.
I always enjoyed when she combined her stories and meals with the diverse group of cultures within our little twin island of Trinidad and Tobago.
When we moved to Arizona I found it easiest to make foodie friends where we’d compare our spanish cuisines, comparing our similarities and exploring our differences. My South American friends all had the love for plantains and my spaniard friends enjoyed showing me their tapas and frittatas.
I have always found great pleasure in capturing a meal and combining it with my multicultural influence.
Growing up my palate has been blessed with Spanish, Chinese, French Creole and East Indian and African cuisines, most times combined on one plate.
I have always been in love with the flavor combinations of frittatas and Spanish omelettes, yet would always have the plantains on the side.
“Why not make it a meal!” a visiting friend said. She’d always make me her authentic frittatas with the potatoes, so we were excited for this creation.
Since I’ve been known for my plantain addiction and naturally add it to every other meal I have, the trade off with my beloved plantains within the frittata was perfect!
Of course I thought!, a meal that would seem simplistic yet leave you with a burst flavors!
Diverse meal taking on the flavors of a truly unique and equally mouth watering? Yes! Easy to make? Yes!…and so the beloved plantain crusted frittata was born.
Ahh the undeniable savory of the combined flavors, balanced with the creaminess of the eggs and cheese, saltiness of the olives, sweet of the plantains and freshness of the basil.The Perfect comfort food layered with all the love you desire
Not forgetting the plantain crust!Recipe blog post: http://www.caribbeantastebuds.com/recipe-items/plantain-crusted-frittata/