Fufu de Platano Pinton (Mashed Semi-ripe Plantains)

Fufu, also known as mofongo, is a delicious accompaniment to any hearty meat or fish dish.

Serves: 6

  • 3 large semi-ripe plantains (peeled and cut into chunks)
  • 1 quart water
  • 6 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Black pepper
  • 1 recipe mojo criollo
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  1. In a large, deep pot combine the plantains, water, garlic and spices and bring to a boil over medium-high heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook slowly for another 30 minutes or until plantains are soft.
  3. Remove from heat and drain the water.
  4. With a potato masher, coarsely mash the plantain mixture
  5. Drizzle one half of the mojo criollo over the mashed plantains and stir to mix.
  6. Reserve the remaining mojo criollo and serve in a sauce boat alongside the fufu.