Mofongo Relleno de Camarones ( Mashed fried plantains with shrimp stuffing)
It's like this comforting, savory, plantainy deliciousness like no other!
Mofongo is mashed plantains with garlic, olive oil, and pork cracklings that are shaped into individual balls or molded with a mortar and pestle into a bowl to hold meat or fish. There are several versions of Mofongo, and when I tasted it, I was positive there was some kind of lard or pork fat inside that made it so deliciously tasty.
Here's a recipe for Mofongo Relleno with stuffed shrimp
We stayed on the east coast of Puerto Rico, mostly in Fajardo and spent some time in San Juan as well. We took a ferry to Vieques island and enjoyed the gorgeous beaches there.
Seafood stew with fried plantains
streets of old san juan
Blue beach at Vieques
Sunset at old san juan