Plantain Soup: Repé

Preparation info
  • Makes 8 cups 2 l ) ;


    generous first-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

Another vegetarian Ecuadorian soup gets its substance from plantains, those fruits that look like bananas but need to be cooked. If the plantains are ripe, the soup will be too sweet.


  • 6 small firm green plantains, peeled and cut across into ½-inch (1-cm) slices (1½ pounds [675 g] peeled)
  • 2 cups (500 ml) milk</


In a medium saucepan of water, boil the plantains for 30 minutes, or until very soft. Drain and reserve 2 cups (500 ml) of the cooking liquid.

In a food processor, purée the plantains. With the pro