Saibok, pronounced (Sy-book); Apan Aga, OR just Plantains in Coconut milk; either way you say it, they’re just plain GOOD! This is normally used as a side dish, but tonight, it’s DESSERT! 😉
3 Plantains (firm but ripe, as pictured)
1 (13.5 oz. can) Coconut milk, (I used Chaokoh brand)
1/2 tsp. Salt
3 – 3 1/2 Tbsp. Sugar, adjust to your taste
Start by peeling the plantains. The easiest way I’ve found is by cutting both ends off with a knife and then with the tip of the knife, make a light slit down through the length of the banana. OR you could also just cut the bananas, peel and all in half, and then peel them that way too…..
Next, mix the coconut milk mixture by first washing the top of the can. This is something EVERYONE should make a point of doing whenever you open any can. Shake the can of coconut milk just to loosen the milk up. Open it and pour into a bowl. Add the sugar and the salt and stir to dissolve well.
Place bananas into a heavy bottomed pan. Pour in the coconut milk mixture and then turn on the stove to medium high heat.
Bring this mixture to a boil. Stir to make sure bananas are not sticking to the bottom of pan. Cover and reduce heat to LOW for about 15 minutes. Cook stirring often. Remove the lid and allow the coconut milk to completely evaporate. MAKE SURE to stir often. Serve hot or cold, either way it’s deelish!