In countries located in Central America and the Caribbean, such as Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Honduras and Jamaica, the plantain is either simply fried. In the southern United States, particularly in Texas, Louisiana and Florida, plantains are most often grilled. Plantains can be simmered in soup or turned into mash, but their subtle taste is maximised by roasting or frying. They act as a foil to rich flavours such as spicy meat or bean stews. Salted fried plantain chips are a popular snack in the Caribbean.