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Food and Drink: Latin Inspired Thanksgiving Recipe #2- Mofongo Green Plantain Turkey Stuffing

Food and Drink Latin Inspired Thanksgiving Recipe 2- Mofongo Green Plantain Turkey Stuffing
Our second recipe is a great complement to the roasted turkey recipe we gave you last time. It's green plantain stuffing also known as Mofongo Stuffing, which uses green plantains, bacon, garlic, and sweet chili peppers. Check out the recipe for this great alternative below.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 green plantains
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 lb. cooked bacon (chopped into small pieces)
  • 6 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 3 sweet chili peppers (seeded and finely chopped)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
Preparation
1. Heat the oil for frying to 375 degrees.
2. While the oil is heating up, peel the green plantains and then cut them into 3/4 inch slices.
3. Fry the slices in the hot oil for 3 minutes. They should be a light golden color and semi-soft.
4. Remove the plantain slices with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
Tip: Maintain the oil’s temperature.
5. When the plantain slices are cool enough to handle (about 1 minute), smash them into flat rounds.
6. Fry the rounds in the hot oil for 3 minutes. They will turn crisp and golden brown.
7. Remove the slices with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
8. In a mortar and pestle, mash together the bacon, garlic, peppers, onion and olive oil a little at a time until everything is incorporated.
9. Add the broth. If the stuffing is not moist enough, add more broth until you get the consistency you prefer.
10. Serve the stuffing as it is or stuff your turkey and follow cooking instructions on the turkey package.”


This sounds delicious and if you want a sweeter stuffing try the Cuban version, Fufu, which uses ripe plantains instead of green. Happy eating!

Cheers,
Frank Campanale


updated: 3 years ago

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