Brunch

Mofongo “Plantain Mash”

Mofongo “Plantain Mash”
Mofongo is a fried plantain-based dish from Puerto Rico. It is typically made with fried green plantains mashed with spices and pork cracklings or bits of bacon. You can top it with vegetables, seafood, chicken, pork, or beef.

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Cuisine: Caribbean
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack, Brunch

Ingredients
  • Green plantains 6-8
  • Head of garlic 1
  • Salt 2 tsp
  • Pork or ham steak 1 Package

Preparation
  1. Add the salt pork or ham pieces to your IMUSA pan, and cook until crispy then set aside.
  2. Fill your IMUSA Dutch oven half way with water, add salt cover and bring to a boil.
  3. While the water is boiling, peel your plantains and cut into 2 inch pieces then add to water. Cook plantains until soft; drain (reserving the water into another pot), then add plantains to a large bowl.
  4. Using a potato masher or pilon, start mashing your plantains and slowly mixing in your garlic and pork or ham pieces. Spoon in some of the hot liquid reserve if mixture starts to get to sticky.
  5. Using a small soup bowl; spoon some of the mixture in and then turn upside down onto a flat plate and serve immediately.

Tex Mex Brunch

Tex Mex Brunch
Want a Mexican-Inspired Brunch!? All you need is some guacamole, salsa, and tortillas to pair with your morning eggs! Ole!

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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Brunch

Ingredients
  • shallot 1
  • fresh cilantro 1 cup
  • lime juice 2 tablespoon
  • garlic cloves 2
  • Cans of petit diced tomatoes 2 (14.5 ounce)
  • salt 1 teaspoon
  • pepper ⅛ teaspoon
  • avocado 1
  • jarred jalapeno 1 tablespoon
  • eggs 8
  • cheddar cheese 1 cup
  • olive oil 1 tablespoon
  • flour tortillas 8 (6 inch)

Preparation
  1. In a medium bowl combine first seven ingredients and place in a fine sieve to drain for about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove half of salsa mixture and place in an IMUSA SALSA BOWL and set aside.
  3. Place half of remaining salsa mixture in a separate bowl and add mashed avocados and jalapeno. Mix gently until combined. Place guacamole inside second IMUSA SALSA BOWL and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl beat the eggs and add remaining salsa and grated cheese.
  5. Heat a non-stick IMUSA SAUTÉ PAN on medium heat and add oil.
  6. Cook scrambled eggs using a rubber spatula until it’s just under cooked. Place eggs in a third IMUSA SALSA BOWL.
  7. Heat tortillas in the IMUSA TORTILLA WARMER.
  8. Place a damp paper towel inside the base of your IMUSA TORTILLA WARMER and place the tortillas on top.
  9. Place the tortilla warmer without the top inside of your microwave and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds.
  10. Cover the tortilla warmer and serve them with the salsa, guacamole, and eggs.