Frankly, I don't know why anybody would eat it if it has not always been part of their diet growing up. For me, it is the same as eating ignames instead of potatoes. Such items are not at all appealing when you have been raised with different fruits and vegetables.
As you know, I am all for exotic foods, but only when they are good.
I don't find it exciting at all, but some stews need "bland" ... or "stodge" ingredients as well as more exciting ones. Yes, I had googled precisely that "green plantain stews". I'd bought them, and wasn't going to deep-fry two of them. Trying to avoid that kind of thing, especially before the year's end suppers...
Personally, I find the ripe ones too sweet. And yes, I knew that they contain some valuable vitamins and minerals, and a good kind of fibre. I'm trying to eat a bit of such foods.
That is true - especially magnesium. Sometimes I'll eat a banana if I'm hungry and it is that or junk food, but I find them too sweet and don't really like their aroma (which is much stronger than that of green plantain).
Finally I made up the stew. I cooked some ground turkey - it was not finely minced, and I left it in little chunks About 550g. Added the vegetables, and eventually some fond de volaille - the highly concentrated end of some stock I'd made. Some Aleppo pepper and cumin. The texture of the green plantain is excellent, firmer and chewier than potatoes. Not much flavour on its own (knew that) but it picked up those of the stock and spices. My ony error was to add the spinach in too early, at the end of the cooking of the plantain. So its a bit dark. I'll add some parsley or coriander; it ill be fine.