Plantains are a popular caribbean starch. They look like large bananas, but can’t be eaten raw. When they are green/unripe they are starchy and not very sweet, but often prepared by smashing and frying into chips. When yellow and brown and very ripe they get softer and sweeter, but still need to be cooked. They can be pan fried or roasted for best results and although sweet, they pair nicely with a savory steak.
Plantains are nutritionally similar to potatoes in terms of calories and starch, but they have more fiber, vitamins A, C and B-6.
Be sure to make cuts into the meat to help it absorb the flavor.