Category: Lunch/Dinner    |     Prep Time: 10 mins   |    Cook Time: 30-40 mins

Makes: Approx. 4 servings


Plantains are a popular ingredient and staple in many traditional tropical dishes! Our recipe comes from the Dominican Republic, home to three SOS Children’s Villages. This simple dish is full of flavor, with the caramelized plantains perfectly complementing the pork chops. If pork isn’t to your taste, plantains go just as well with beef or hearty fishes, such as swordfish or tuna!


Did you know?  Plantains are popular in most tropical regions, but are believed to have originated in Southeast Asia!



  • 4 medium-sized pork chops
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp oil or butter
  • 4 plantains


  • Medium frying pan
  • Oven (optional)



1. Rub the pork chops generously with salt, pepper and cumin. 

2. Brown them well on both sides in a mixture of oil and butter over medium heat. 

3. Turn the heat down to low, cover the pan and let the chops cook for about 20 minutes, until well done. Leave the heat going and transfer chops to a warm oven to keep them heated.

4. Peel plantains and cut them in half crosswise, then lengthwise. 

5. Cook the plantains in the same pan as the pork chops, cooking them over low heat until they become caramelized.

6. Enjoy with family and friends! Tip: this dish also goes great with a side of rice and a green salad!



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