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.
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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