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Pork-mania in Iberian America

Mafongo, recipes below

When the Spanish established settlements in the Caribbean, they imported large numbers of domesticated pigs which quickly became the center of the regions culinary culture. Enslaved West and Central African came later and with them plantains and dishes like mafongo. The recipe calls for using pounded green plantains in a parallel way to West African make foo foo. Hispanic Caribbean cooks most often make mofongo from fried green plantains mashed together with garlic, olive oil, a broth, and some kind of fried pork. Below find traditional and vegan mofongo recipes.

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