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Mofongo con Camarones

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 30 minutes | Cook Time 20 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

On October 9th, 2012, Tropical Foods had its Flavors of the Fall Recipe Contest with the culinary students at the Charlotte Campus of Johnson & Wales University. This recipe, Mofongo con Camarones, was created by Andrea Defillo.

Ingredients You'll Need

¼ cup Tropical Food’s Diet Delight® Snack Mix; chopped
4 green plantains, peeled & sliced
6 garlic cloves, peeled & minced
1 & ½ cup canola oil
½ cup butter or margarine

1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 tsp. dried oregano
2 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound medium shrimp, peeled & deveined
½, 15 oz. can tomato sauce
¼ cup sofrito
¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
¼ cup yellow bell pepper, diced
¼ cup green bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup onion, diced
¼ cup tomato, diced
Salt & pepper



Heat canola oil in a sauté pan and fry sliced plantains until soft. Add garlic cloves, Tropical Food’s Diet Delight® and butter or margarine to the hot plantains, mash.


Puree onion, green pepper, oregano and garlic in a food processor.


Heat tomato sauce and sofrito in a sauté pan. Add garlic, onion, red pepper, yellow pepper and green pepper; simmer until soft. Add diced tomato and shrimp; bring to a simmer and cook until shrimp turn pink and firm. Season with salt and pepper. Plate with mofongo.

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