The Hispanic Food Network loves searching the internet to find the best Barrio Chefs in the country. I came across Julio Rodriguez cooking up some of my favorite Puerto Rican Recipes Tostones and Mofongo.
Tostones are made of the same substance (plantains), but are hard-baked into a kind of patty with a crunchy exterior and a meaty, savory filling. They’re great side dishes or substitutes for rolls and bread
You can’t walk into a self-respecting Puerto Rican restaurant and not see mofongo on the menu. It’s a must-try for first-time visitors who want to claim to have sampled the local fare. Essentially, mofongo is a mashed mound of plantains into which a combination of seafood, meat, or vegetables is added. It can be served as a side dish or a main course accompanied typically by beans and rice.
Both these easy Puerto Rican Recipes are brought to you by HFNTV and our newest friend, Julio Rodriguez, author of Dolls Kitchen