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Mofongo Trinistyle

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Hispanic
Author Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • four green or half ripe plantains peeled and sliced ½ inch thick *
  • 2 tablespoon chadon beni chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fine leaf thyme
  • 1 ½ garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup crisp turkey bacon
  • oil for frying
  • * The choice of plantains depends on your taste. Choose wisely.


  • Peel plantains and cut into ¼ ” – ½ ” rounds.
  • Fry plantains in oil until golden. Drain on paper towels.
  • Fry turkey bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  • Mash the seasonings then add the fried bacon. Mash until smooth.
  • Add the plantain a little at a time and mash until smooth.
  • Add spoonfuls of olive oil as you progress until all is used up.
  • Note: In my case I had to mash separately in two batches.
  • Mash until smooth. Adjust salt to taste.
  • Form into balls or whatever form desired before serving.


Alternatively you can use a food processor instead of the traditional mortar and pestle.