Guanimes de Plátano (Green Plantain Tamales)
3 green plantains
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth or coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
Plantain leaves for wrapping (preferably) or substitute for wax paper
and wrapping thread
water for soaking
water or broth for simmering
Remove plantain skins.
Soak plantains in salted water for 30 minutes.
Remove from water, rinse, and dry plantains.
Grate plantains into a paste.
Blend in broth or coconut milk.
Form each guanime in sausage shape, about 5 inches long and no more than one inch thick.
Place on a piece of plantain leaf, folding the leaf at the edges, and wrap with thread.
Simmer completely covered in chicken broth (preferred) or water for around thirty
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