Abuela Juana Maria’s Cuban Plantain Soup

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Appears in
Grand Dishes: Time-perfected recipes and stories from grandmothers of the world

By Iska Lupton and Anastasia Miari

Published 2021

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  • 1 chicken carcass (fresh from the butcher or left over from a roast)
  • 1.5 l (6 cups) water


  1. In a large pot, put the chicken carcass, water, onion and garlic. Bring to the boil and then simmer on a low heat for about 40 minutes.
  2. While your broth is simmering, tend to your plantains. You want to make sure they are nice and green; this means they won’t be too sweet and will be super-starchy inside - perfect for thickening the soup. Your slices should be