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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Guava Snack & Sweet Plantains ~ Tailgating Time ~ week #13

Yes, here we are again for week # 13 - Time for football, food, coolers full of cold ones, and game day buffets. Bring over your chips and dips, chili and chowders, all your wings and party things!

I would like to again thank you all so much for joining us each week!! Those of you who are new to us or are Tailgating Time time regulars! Come on and join us! it's easy, just add your link!

You don't have to like football to enjoy tailgating! What is more fun than sharing good food with good friends?! It's all about the food!!
Here are a couple of sweet treats that I will be bringing to the tailgating party today. Sweet ripe plantains and guava cheese snack.

When I want to make plantain chips I have to buy the green plantains the day I will be making them otherwise....they get too ripe on me. So when that happens I make the sweet dessert...

You can slice them or cut them like I did, either way they're so tasty. In a tiny skillet melt a little butter, then add the ripe plantains that are peeled and cut. Then I added a little liqueur....I used this...

Gingerbread liqueur, and it was so good!

Then I drizzled on a little molasses and it caramelized so nicely! Mmmmm....
Then using some guava paste I made a quick treat with some cheese and cracker. Here in Florida we can get guava paste in many ways, I often get it like this...
You will see it in a can, flat tin, box, or like I got a thick plastic wrap. Many different brands can be found too. I will post some more recipes on how you can use it. Like turnovers, stuffed inside fritters, but today it's all about simple...

I topped some Cuban crackers with cream cheese and sliced guava paste. It is good with any mild white cheese, like a Mexican cheese or farmers cheese even fried cheese is tasty. That reminds me I need to make that again, it's been awhile maybe for next week! I guess you can call this some Florida snacks for the football game!
It is a day full of flavors! Now that's a good bite! Have some!

Tailgating Time will be posted every Sunday at noon and it will be open until noon on Wednesday. That should still give you plenty of time to add your family favorites. We'll play each and every week until Superbowl Sunday.
Can't wait to see what you bring!

Tailgating Time is brought to you this week by:
Martha at ~ Seaside Simplicity
Tamy at ~ 3 Sides of Crazy
Me here at ~ The Tiny Skillet
Would you like to be a host of Tailgating Time too? Leave me a comment with your email so I can let Martha know and she'll send you the code and add you to the host list - more exposure, more links, more football food, more fun!


  1. Lyndsey, I missed not participating the last couple of weeks. Today I'm bringing a cake, we all need dessert, right? Thanks for hosting and hope you're having a great weekend!

  2. I seldom see plantains here, but I used to eat them often when we lived in Africa. They have a delicious flavour and cooked like this I just know they will be yummy. Diane

  3. Brenda, thanks for bringing dessert! We missed you...happy your back.

    Dianes, can you find them frozen? You could always use bananas!

  4. Hi lovely Lynds! Hope you have recovered from Thanksgiving! I think your plantain tid bits look wonderful! I so enjoy flavors of the tropics because my grandparents lived for many years in Puerto Rico! My recipe also combines sweet and savory. These cheesed-stuffed dates with Prosciutto were a hit as an appetizer at our thanksgiving and my hubby had the leftovers, you guessed it, Watching football the next day! All the best to you. Alex

  5. Guava paste, galletas Cubana, and plantians my kind of snack. Now the gingerbread liqour was new to me. Interesting addition.


  6. I've got a recipe for guava cake from my Puerto Rican sis-in-law. I've never made it because we can't get (or I can't find) guava paste in Alaska. It's a light moist 2 layer little cake with a thin layer of guava paste in between the layers. I think the top is dusted with powdered sugar. Last time my bro-in-law came to AK for a visit he brought some up in his carry on! it only lasted a few minutes! :)

  7. I've never seen the gingerbread liqueur...I must hunt a bottle down.

  8. Good thinking about the ripe plantine..they look fabulous!

  9. Whoa this is so super unique! I adore any plantain recipe and I can't wait to try this!

  10. Thanks Lyndsay!

    Ivonne - Ha! I knew you'd like it!

    Alex - Thanks hope you can try it. The cheesed-stuffed dates with Prosciutto sound wonderful!

  11. Lazaro - I tried it once istead of adding brown sugar, butter and cinnamon and it was so good with the ripe plantains. Now I keep a bottle on hand just for that dessert.

    Susan - the cake sound delicious! Could you use guava jelly instead? I could always send some guava paste to you, let me know!

  12. Krishnaveni - thanks you

    Bo - you would enjoy it. I keep a bottle just for this. It's good over ice cream too, or in coffee.

    3 hungry tummies - thank you! All this talk I want some more!

    Joanne - thanks, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I love all plantain recipes too!

  13. This looks so good. I like plantain but never cook it - I always wait for someone else to cook it! And the guava paste reminds me that I still have the package that you kindly sent me. I will use it this weekend. Yum.

  14. When I saw your picture of plantains I felt so homesick for a second. I wish I could have some.
    *kisses* HH

  15. I bought a plantain once to make your chips but it got ripe on my and I didnt know what to do with it. I threw it out. :(
    Now I need to look for some gingerbread syrup and try this whole plantain thing again! This looks great!

  16. interesting snacks - I've never tried these before! thanks for sharing - its looking good.

    have a lovely day!
    jen @

  17. Hi Lyndz, sorry! I'm late for this! I've been busy. Will write to you soon.
    Thanks for showing us all the info and your sweet plaintains look really yummy too.
    Blessings, Kristy

  18. Love Plantains! And, although I've never had guava paste, I do like guava jelly, so I'd bet this would be marvelous!

  19. Lovely! I have never coooked with plantains and your recipes is really tempting me to try them.
    Never heard of gingerbread syrup. but I knowit just has to be good!

  20. Oh my these look yummy! And by the way, I love Sarasota!! And my friend Martha in Nokomis. One day we should all be neighbors :)

  21. Now that I know this product exists...I'm going to be on the lookout for Gingerbread liqueur. I could imagine using it quite frequently.
    Thanks Lyndsey for bringing it to our attention.

    Have a great day and flavourful wishes,

  22. wow cool snack thanks for your sweet words love ya Lyndsey hope to meet u one day Rebecca

  23. Gingerbread liqueur?? Is that a seasonal thing?

  24. Pru, thanks, there are lots of goodies you can make with the guava paste. I like turnovers with cream cheese and guava paste. Hope you like it.

    Sanjeeta - me too

    HH _ wish you could come over for some!

  25. Megan that's funny. It's easy to let them get ripe, but they are good this way too. The gingerbread liqueur is so good on this.

    jen cheung - thanks, it is fun discovering new snacks!

    Kristy - thanks, happy you are back! Talk to you soon! Cheers!

  26. Rita - thanks that's so nice. Ripe plantains are sweet like bananas but the firmer texture is a little easier to work with in dishes like this.

    LdyRoxx - nice to meet you. Martha and I have met in Nokomis over the summer. Where are you?

    Claidia - I thought of you when I made this, you like to use liqueur in things. I've used gingerbread liqueur in French toast!

  27. Rebecca, you deserve all the kind words you get!! I sure hope to meet you in person too!

    pigpigscorner - I think it might be. I got the first bottle around the holidays and now's the time to find it!

  28. Sweet Plantains and cheese with guava paste yummmmmm.....I have to look for Gingerbread liqueur, too good dear !

  29. I keep forgetting about the tailgating time. Maybe next week. These look super scrumptious!

  30. its delicious.. mekes me want to reach out and grab it...

  31. Sounds like your having so much fun with sharing of food with your friends.

  32. I love the plantains and guava combo!That looks delicious!


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