Puerto Rican Mofongo

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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

Rating:
☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
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

How to Make Puerto Rican Mofongo

Step-by-Step

  • 1For the Plantain Bacon Mash:

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

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

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

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

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About Puerto Rican Mofongo

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