Mofongo with Shrimp (Mashed Green Plantains with Shrimp)
- 4 large green plantains peeled and cut into chunks
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 1 chicken bouillon tablet
- 11/2 cups water
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 24 large shrimp peeled and deveined
- 4 large tomatoes chopped
- ½ onion finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove minced
- salt and pepper
- ¼ cup red pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro
- Fill a large skillet with oil and heat the oil over medium-high heat to 365F.
- Place the crushed garlic, water, chicken bouillon in the microwave and heat for 1 minute. Set aside.
- Carefully add the plantain chunks to the heated oil and fry them for 4 minutes on each side.
- Remove the plantains from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb oil.
- Place the plantain chunks in a bowl or pilon (wood mortar) , add the water and garlic mixture and mash until smooth consistency. Mix well, cover and set aside.
- To make the shrimp: Heat olive oil in a large saute pan. Add the onions and cook for about 2 minutes or until translucent. Add the red pepper, garlic, tomatoes and cumin. Cook for about 7 minutes more.
- Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and add to the tomato mixture. Cook for about 7 minutes more. Add the cilantro and mix well.
- To serve, divide the mashed plantains equally into 4 small bowls. Top each bowl with 6 shrimp and creole sauce. Serve immediately.
Mofongo is a popular dish in Puerto Rico and is made with mashed fried green plantains and filled with beef, pork or seafood. It is simple and easy to prepare, and absolutely delicious. My friend Joan from Foodalogue is having the last stop of her virtual culinary tour this week and we are going to Puerto Rico. So, I made Mofongo with Shrimp in a creole sauce for this stop.
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If people only knew...how good this is!!!!!!
I am making this tomorrow. Need to get some plantain ... YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So pretty and colorful Erica. Love your presentation.
Have never tried plantains before but the dish sounds so appetizing.
Nice click..this is an excellent combo..I have made curry with this combo :)..
Looks so yummy
I'm so glad you made mofongo. It is such an important (and delicious) dish in P.R.
Erica - thanks so much for keeping me company along the way. Your contributions added much to the tour!
Looks stunning, I love your photos and presentation! This sounds like a wonderful dish. If only I could fry my plantains when they were green (I always wait too long). lol!
This looks amazing! Im going to have to find a shopping website for Southern AMerican flavours! So want to try your recipes!!
Delisioso! we make this too in The Dominican Republic, Love, Love Mofongo!
oh my! I love all the bright colors in this and want to eat it right up!
Thank you everyone!
Here you are with my favorite plantains again, Erica! I love them! And what a great shrimp filling! Cumin and garlic add a great dimension to your Mofongo. I've never had it....but would love it try it.
Yummy, I have had plantains in chunks and sweetened but never mashed with garlic! That dish looks and tastes very good I am sure!
i think i really need to look into purchasing a load of plantains--they seem infinitely useful!
I really like the texture of plantains! And this dish looks so nice.
Thank you guys for the comments 🙂
What a pretty dish! I love the shrimp on top, Erica!
A pretty...exotic and unique dish...fantastic..will definitely make this one 🙂
nice dish, Never thought of pairing plantains with shrimp
Erica you are amazing! Its like you can read my mind. I just saw an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives last night and saw a recipe very similar that turned the mashed plantains into little balls stufffed with pork. I made a mental note to try to recreate them in the near future. I will have too try this one too as they look magnificent.
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Very yummy! I'd love to try this too! It was so much fun traveling with you on this tour!
Oh! Erica you never fail to make my mouth watering, this shrimp looks soooooo good. I never had mofongo but sounds delicious. 🙂
What an interesting dish. i've never tried anything like this before, but it sure sounds fantastic. I often see green plantain but not sure what to do with it (except make curry), so thanks for sharing this.
wow it looks amazing, love plantain
so colorful--beautiful and delicious.
Thank you all for the wonderful comments!
I just made a Plantain recipe last week! But I did not know that you could use green plantains!
I still have some plantains that need to be used up (I originally wanted to make something else for the culinary tour). I think I'll try this recipe filled with beef!
The gorgeous shrimps make me wanna pick them all up and eat them. lovely flavors.
I used to travel tom Puerto Rico frequently for work and mofongo was one of my favorite dishes to eat there. Your mofongo looks amazing--and so pretty with the shrimp on top.
Oh Erica, you do not realize I was in Puerto Rico and feel in love with this dish, and make it as often as I make hummus! Love the shrimps too...
Thank you everyone for visiting my blog 🙂
My husband made this dish yesterday and we all loved it. Thank you so much for the recipe.
Hi Erica I am going to make this for dinner tonight . This looks so delicious .
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That looks so good. My aunt who is Dominican who made a mofongo dish with Alfredo sauce and shrimp around it. Soooo good 🙂