Banana peel steamed pork and rice Recipe

Banana peel steamed pork and rice

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1/2 C sour orange juice (or 1/4 C orange juice + 1/4 C lemon juice)
1 Tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic pressed
1 1/2 tsp oregano
minced fresh cilantro
1 tsp kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper

1 lbs boneless country style pork ribs (or other well marbled cut)
1 cup long grain rice
5 large organic bananas

kitchen twine

How to make Banana peel steamed pork and rice

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The night before you want to eat these, make the mojo in a large ziplock bag. Cut the pork up into cubes that will fit into a banana peel and add to the mojo. Squeeze out as much air as you can, seal then put in the fridge. Put the rice in a bowl and cover with salted water (should be saltier than soup but not as salty as the sea) and put it in the fridge.

To prep the stuffed bananas, cut a slit down the inside of the curved part of the banana from top to bottom. Open up the banana and gently remove the insides, setting aside for another use. Drain the rice and stuff each banana peel with rice and meat making sure not to overstuff them. Using some kitchen twine, tie the banana back together like you would tie a roast about 1.5 inches apart.

Get your steamer ready and place the bananas in it cut side up. Place a piece of foil over the pot then cover with the lid making sure to get a good seal. Steam for 1 hour. Remove the twine and serve.

Note: The peel, while edible (tasted a bit like artichoke) wasn’t my cup of tea so I skipped it.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    this sounds very cool! does it make it taste like banana, or is it more just to keep things moist or something?

  • norecipes
    norecipes says

    It definitely tastes like banana.

  • bohemian
    bohemian says

    What an interesting use of banana peel.

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    oh so the steaming cooks the rice and pork? you don't have to pre cook it or anything?

  • norecipes
    norecipes says

    nope no need to precoook. You do need to presoak the rice though.

  • hoojib88
    hoojib88 says


  • grublord
    grublord says

    very cool! never thought of using a bannana peel,have always used the leaf.

  • Judy
    Judy says

    wow, what a super cool idea!

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