Plantain Poached Egg Inspired By Chef Watson
Although this recipe calls for over 16 ingredients, each one is quite accessible, and can be easily purchased at your local grocery store or farmer’s market. Feel free to break up the time this recipe takes, and do your prep the night before. Cut/separate all vegetables (except avocadoes), and store in containers. The red chilli and Jalapeno is the only spice in this recipe, and it adds the perfect compliment to the steeped citrus flavours in the recipe. Poach your eggs in advance to starting the main part of the recipe. Store in cool water in the refrigerator.
Servings Prep Time
4people 25min
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4people 25min
Cook Time
  1. Heat olive oil (medium heat). Add cubed plantain, orange slices & crushed garlic cloves. Let oil gently cook ingredients, while stirring periodically for 4 min.
  2. Add sliced jalapeno, 3/4 can of chickpeas, and a chopped handful of parsley. Stir, coat in oil/juices.
  3. Add cubed avocado, mango chunks, and 1 cup of water. Stir, cover, and let simmer for 4min.
  4. Add chopped red chile, and 3 handfuls of chopped spinach. Stir gently.
  5. Add 1/2 can of coconut milk, a few pinches of thyme, sea salt to taste, and stir gently. Cover, and simmer for 5min.
  6. Poach eggs during prep, and store in cool water in the refrigerator until ready for use.
Fried Plantain
  1. While mixture is simmering, heat remaining olive oil in a frying pan (medium heat), and add plantain slices. Brown on one side, and flip over to repeat. Remove from pan, and dry on a kitchen/paper towel to remove the oil.
  1. Reheat your poached eggs gently in semi-hot water in a bowl.
  2. Spoon the mixture into a bowl, and take a spoon and make an indentation in the mixture. Place poached egg in that indented area. Add a sliced plantain to cup the egg, sprinkle with coriander, and serve!
Recipe Notes


HDYTI Rating: We’ve awarded this recipe a silver, but of course we’re going for gold on the next Chef Watson recipe!

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