Guanimes de Plátano (Green Plantain Tamales)

Ingredients:
3 green plantains
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth or coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
Plantain leaves for wrapping (preferably) or substitute for wax paper
and wrapping thread
water for soaking
water or broth for simmering

Directions:
Remove plantain skins.
Soak plantains in salted water for 30 minutes.
Remove from water, rinse, and dry plantains.
Grate plantains into a paste.
Blend in broth or coconut milk.
Form each guanime in sausage shape, about 5 inches long and no more than one inch thick.
Place on a piece of plantain leaf, folding the leaf at the edges, and wrap with thread.
Simmer completely covered in chicken broth (preferred) or water for around thirty
minutes.
Serve warm.
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