fish soup w/ savory plantain balls

rosa rivera Recipe

By rosa rivera cookie23

this is a special puerto rican soup which is served in the best spanish dinners, also called cuchifritos very tasty and savory,

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serves 8 or more
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2 qt
1 large
fish head split in half
medium carrots
stalks of celery
red pepper chopped
11/2 Tbsp
sofrito goya /condiment
1 pkg
sazon w/culantro and achiote,annato
chicken bouillon cubes
2 Tbsp
adobo powder/w pepper
salt to taste
1/4 c
stffed olives
1 pkg
ham seasoning
1 Tbsp
fresh cilantro
green plantains, boiled
1/2 lb
salt pork fat
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whole galic clove/ minced
1 tsp
salt and pepper
1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
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Directions Step-By-Step

in a 4 quart pot fill with water ,put on stove and put to boil, rinse fish ,put in pot, add sofrito goya /condiment ,add adobo,sazon w/culatro and achiote annato coloring,cut celery and slice carrots, also red pepper, add bouillon cube,olives also add 2 tablespoon oil, let cook at medium high heat covered for 30 minutes ,taste to see if it is not too salty or if not add more salt to taste. cook another 10 minutes covered.the soup will be watery ,thats why is called soup so don't find it strange. the plantain balls go in the bowl of soup and it will thickend soup and make it savory.
cut plantain in afew slices each put to boil ,cook until very tender, cut pork fat in little pieces , very small, put aside mince garlic very fine add oil in frying pan, put pork fat to fry ,till crispy add garlic to pork fat ,then add plantain little by little smashing them with fork,add all and smash till they are all blended , taste. ,make a ball ,then form small balls in a platter, do IT all .when finish serve soup in a bowl and add 3 to 4 plantain balls ,let stand for a minute and start eating your fish soup, hope u like it as much as my family likes it ,serves more than 8. BON APPETITE.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Fish Soups
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #Carrots, #celery, #platain