Recipe courtesy of Juventino Avilas

Mashed Plantains with Chorizo: Fufu

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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6 very ripe plantains, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

5 cups water

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon ground turmeric

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Canola oil

2 cups chorizo, small dice, (recommended: Goya)

Mojo, for serving, (recommended: Goya)


  1. Put the plantain pieces a pot large enough to hold them, and add water and milk. Add turmeric and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Drain and mash through a ricer. 
  2. Lightly coat a separate pan with canola oil. Add chorizo and saute for 5 minutes over low heat. Add pureed plantain and mix well. 
  3. Serve with the Mojo.