Puerto Rican Mofongo

Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

This mofongo pairs slow roasted pork served over a plantain and bacon mash with a tangy citrus vinaigrette that hints of of the Caribbean.

Source: Chef Anthony Lamas - thelatinkitchen.com


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Rating:

Serves:

Serves 8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

4 Hr 35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

PLAINTAIN BACON MASH

4
semi ripe plantains, peeled and roughly chopped
1/4 c
diced spanish onion
1/2 c
smoked bacon
1 tsp
chopped garlic
1 tsp
white pepper
1 Tbsp
kosher salt
1/4 lb
butter

ROASTED PORK

3 lb
pork shoulder or boston butt
2
limes (juiced)
2
oranges (juiced)
2 Tbsp
kosher salt
1 pkg
sazon seasoning mix (or achiote)
1/4 c
chopped garlic
1 Tbsp
olive oil

MOJO DE AJO (SOUR ORANGE VINAIGRETTE)

1 Tbsp
fresh garlic
1 c
red wine vinegar
3
limes (juiced)
3
oranges (juiced)
1 tsp
orange zest
1 pkg
sazón
1 Tbsp
kosher salt
1 c
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the Plantain Bacon Mash:

In plain water, boil plantains until fairly soft but not mushy.
2
In a separate pan, sauté onions and bacon until bacon is cooked through about 5 minutes).
3
Drain the plantains and add to the bacon-onion mixture.
4
Add all remaining ingredients and mash with potato masher. Keep warm or refrigerate to use later.
5
For the Roasted Pork:

In a preheated 400 degree oven, roast the pork for about 45 minutes- 1 hour.
6
You want to achieve a golden brown crisp exterior, be careful of burning.
7
After the pork is browned, lower oven to 225 and cover pork tightly with aluminum foil.
8
Continue to roast for 4 hours until pork is fork tender.
9
For Mojo de Ajo:

Combine all ingredients except olive oil in blender.
10
After about 10 seconds add oil slowly 1 tablespoon at a time.
11
Chill in fridge for at least 10 minutes.
12
Presentation:

In a 350 oven, heat about ½ cup plantain bacon mash, ¼ cup roasted pork for 10-12 minutes or until hot.
13
In a small bowl, add bacon plantain mash and top it with roasted pork.
14
Drizzle Mojo de Ajo over the top.
15
Can also be garnished with pico de gallo, green onions, or a crispy plantain chip

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Puerto Rican
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy