Mofongo / Puerto Rican Crabmeat Stew 
Should serve: 4 people

1 gallon water
4 green plantains
Oil, for sauteing
1 white onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 large, round tomato, cut into 1/4-inch dice
2 chipotles, chopped
1/2 cup white wine
1 pound crabmeat, cleaned
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper
Canola or corn oil, for frying
1 cup chicken stock

What to do!

In a large pot, bring water to a boil and blanch plantains. Peel plantains and cut into 2-inch segments.   In a saute pan, heat oil and saute onions, peppers and tomatoes. When soft, add the chipotles and white wine. Cook until liquid is almost evaporated. Add crabmeat and cook for 3 minutes. Add cilantro and season with salt and pepper.  Heat oil to 350 degrees F. Fry plantains for 5 minutes, then drain and divide into 4 equal portions. Place each portion individually in a mortar, and mash plantains, adding chicken stock as needed. Coat sides of mortar with plantain and fill with crab stuffing. Fold over the edges to form a dumpling and flip onto a plate.

June 5, 2015

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