Happy Sabroso Saturday!
Sabroso Saturday brings you a virtual pot luck right to your computer screen. These wide range of flavorful recipes will be sure to knock your socks off! So grab a pen and get your grocery list for next week started shall we?
Today I present to you one of my ultimate comfort foods – mofongo!
Mofongo (pronounced just the way it sounds) is a green plantain recipe that tastes just as exquisite as it looks. Mofongo can be found in most Latin restaurants but none will compare to that of Havana Central! Wepa!
If you happen to live in New York City and want to learn how to cook Latin dishes from one of the best Chef’s out there, Daisy Martinez, be sure to CLICK HERE. I think this would be a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone or Girl’s Night Out event.
Dinner Demo & Tasting at Havana Central
Celebrating the release of her new book January 26th 2011 from 7 pm to 9 pm.
$75 Per Person (tax & gratuity included)
Limited to 30 guests
Each Guest Will Receive:
- Cooking Demo Featuring Havana Central’s Executive Chef Stanley Licairac
- Full Dinner with a Complementary Drink (Havana Central Classic Mojito or Signature Sangria)
- An Autographed copy of Daisy’s most recent cook book “Daisy: Morning, Noon and Night: Bringing Your Family Together with Everyday Latin Dishes”
For more information about Daisy Martinez and her Bio please click here.
Now for our recipe . . .
I encourage you create this dish at home for your family and friends to devour or simply head over to Havana Central in New York City and enjoy their seafood version!
1 1/4cups Green Plantain cubed
1 Tbl Butter
1/3 tsp Fresh Parsley chopped
1/3 tsp Salt
1/3 tsp black pepper
2 Tbl Chicken stock
1 piece (optional) Mariquita (plantain chip)
1 Tbl cooked Chicharon de Puerco (fried pork belly)
6 oz Meat of choice in sauce
1. Place cut plantain in fryer for 3 to 4 minutes.
2. When done put in a bowl and add garlic, butter, parsley, salt, pepper, and chicharon.
3. Mash all ingredients together; be sure all ingredients are mixed evenly.
4. Use a mold shape of choice. Pack mixture into mold. Tap plantain mixture out on to serving dish.
5. Make a small indentation on top of plantain.
6. Place 1/3 ‘of meat of choice’ on top of the mofongo and the remaining ‘meat of choice’ around the mofongo.
7. Serve with Mariquita garnish.
Disclosure: I am not affiliated with Havana Central’s promotions in any way. This was not a compensated post. All opinions and suggestions are honest and true. I am a lover of all things flavorful and just want to share this great promotion with all of you! *Details were taken from the Havana Central website.