Shrimp Mofongo

shrimp mofongo

Shrimp mofongo is a delicious dish that has been around for many years, it is a variation of the traditional mofongo, only this one, as good seafood lovers that we are, we prepare it with shrimp.

We hope you like this recipe that we will prepare today, it is an exquisite dish that with these ingredients you will have enough for 4 servings and it will be ready in only 40 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 500 grams of jumbo shrimp
  • 1 bag of pork rind (230 grams)
  • 4 green plantains (macho)
  • 3 green peppers
  • 3 white onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Ground garlic
  • 1 sprig of fresh parsley
  • 1 sprig fresh cilantro
  • 1 can of bell pepper
  • Chicken broth
  • White wine
  • Olive oil
  • Adobo
  • 6 olives
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Cut plantains into small pieces and fry in oil over medium-high heat for 8 minutes, remove and set aside on a plate.
  2. In a mortar or pestle, mix the garlic, pork rind, adobo, oil to taste and plantains. Mash the mixture well.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, add a tablespoon of oil, shrimp, garlic, a pinch of pepper, a pinch of salt, seasoning (to taste), chopped parsley and cilantro.
  4. After 2 minutes add the same amount of onion and green pepper, white wine, 2 tablespoons of chicken broth, butter and olives.
  5. Cook this mixture for 10 minutes and add white wine to taste, add the bell pepper strips and cook for 5 more minutes.
  6. In a deep bowl (size to taste), pour the plantain already processed in step 2, form a base and turn it over on a plate.
  7. Finally add the shrimp along with the garlic broth prepared earlier and that’s it, you have a delicious mofongo with shrimp.

As you have just seen…, this dish is very easy to prepare, you just need to have all the necessary ingredients and the desire to make it!

We hope you liked this recipe of mofongo stuffed with shrimp, it is a very complete dish. A classic of the typical meals of the world, you can serve it with rice, fried yucca, salads and beans, if you wish!

Tips

  • You can vary this mofongo recipe by preparing it with lean crab meat, octopus or as it is known in Puerto Rican cuisine, Carrucho.
  • The dish is originally prepared by adding culantro but we have used cilantro since it is easier to find depending on the region where you are.
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