If there’s one thing I’m eating on our trip, it’s mofongo. It’s a traditional Puerto Rican dish made primarily of fried plantains and filled with veggies, beef, chicken, shrimp, or crab. A similar Cuban food is known as fufu de plátano. And if legend proves to be true, it’s to-die-for.
In this video, Puerto Rican chef Elsie Ramos teaches us how to make our own mofongo at home. I think I’m going to have to let Elsie down, as I will be doing exactly zero cooking between now and departure.
I’m hoping we’ll find some of the tasty concoction when we take a day trip from Rincon to El Yunque (national rainforest) and the nearby beach Luquillo, where there are nearly 60 food kiosks serving up Puerto Rican and other yummy dishes.
(Not sure what these things are, above, but I’ll take three.)
In case you’re feeling kitchen-adventurous and want to whip up some mofongo soon, check out these links:
Cooking Channel’s bacon take on the dish.
Go-to food guy Guy Fieri dishes on Benny’s mofongo from Miami.