Shrimp mofongo in creole sauce
During our recent travel to Puerto Rico, we tried a local dish (both from a food truck and a restaurant). The main ingredient is fried plantains. The plantains are picked green and fried, then mashed with salt, garlic, and oil in a wooden mortar and pestle. It is stuffed with either seafood (shrimp/octopus), chicken, or beef. I wasn't adventurous enough to try the octopus during our stay.
I had shrimp mofongo in garlic sauce and creole sauce, both were delicious. Although, the garlic was really good, I definitely loved the flavors the creole sauce brought to this dish. I will definitely be making this again!
- 4 green plantains (4 servings)
- 2 cups oil (for frying)
- 3-4 garlic cloves
- 4 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1 medium Onion
1. Cook the above sauce.
Feel free to watch this video that covers steps 2-4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27jlpi7rq28)
2. Peel the plantains, cut them into 1 1/2-inch slices, soak them in salty water for 15 minutes, drain them and dry them before putting them on the hot skillet with oil.