Plantains Go Perfectly With Shrimp
Mofongo, a Puerto Rican comfort food, is a delicious combination of mashed plantains and crushed pork rinds. That's right -- pork rinds. While it may sound awful, it's one of the yummiest concoctions on the east coast.
Fried plantains are a classic Cuban side dish (or dessert) that's a nice, relatively healthy treat. Pork rinds, on the other hand, are a deep-fried snack that tends to satisfy munchies while sitting in front of the television. I never, in a million years, would've considered blending these two treats together. Then again, before I'd heard of mofongo, I'd never considered ingesting a pork rind either. (When I want something salty and crunchy, I reach for the potato chips.) Then Guy Fieri talked about mofongo on his show and I admit, I was intrigued. See, I'm a huge fan of all things salty and sweet, so when Guy talked about how delicious it was and then suggested topping the comfort food with shrimp, I jumped right on board. The end result was pure bliss. Who knew plantains and pork rinds could go so well together. Don't believe me? Give it a try tonight.
Mofongo with shrimp
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