Foodie Friday – Mofongo Relleno

Foodie Friday – Mofongo Relleno

As you know, David and I were just in Puerto Rico. So, this week, I thought I’d share with you a wonderful local favorite we discovered while we were there.

I don’t have the recipe, though I did try to get it for you, so I’ll just have to tell you about it and share pictures.

Monfongo is a fried plantain-based dish. From what I understand, it’s usually made with fried green plantains (plantains are a type of banana that is rather starchy, not very sweet, and usually not eaten raw) and are mashed together in a wooden mortar and pestle along with broth, garlic, olive oil, and pork cracklings or bits of bacon.

Mofongo Relleno is Mofongo stuffed or topped with stewed beef, pork, chicken or seafood in a stewed sauce.


David had the Monfongo Relleno with Churrasco (steak) and Ajo (creamy garlic) Sauce.


I had Monfongo Rellono with Pollo and Sweet Criolla Sauce.

Now, to be completely honest, we weren’t a big fan of the Mofongo, itself, as it was made at this particular restaurant. We thought it was very bland and in desperate need of seasoning. But, beyond that, we both enjoyed the meat and sauce that accompanied it.

But now that we’re home, I’d really like to try my hand at making this dish. I’ve already been looking around for basic recipes, and hope I can try out a couple soon. (I may have to enlist the help of my friend Sarah for this one.)

So, if any of you have a recipe for Mofongo Relleno that you particularly like, I’d love for you to share it with me in the comments or by linking up below!

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3 Responses to “Foodie Friday – Mofongo Relleno”

  1. September 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Melissa, thanks so much for the invite!
    I shared three recipes today…
    Buffalo Chicken Dip (great for football parties!)
    Best Homemade Cake
    Cupcakes on Parade 10 (the grand finale of my series)

  2. September 12, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks for hosting FF!!

    Love the links here…they look amazing, Melissa!

    God bless

  3. September 14, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Thanks for the nice party each week. I brought over Spicy Apple Tortilla Stacks. Enjo.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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