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Patacon
Total:
4 hr 5 min
Active:
1 hr 15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
4 hr 5 min
Active:
1 hr 15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Mojo:
Pork Belly:
Patacon:
Rice:
Guacamole:
Pico de Gallo:

Directions

For the mojo: Combine the lime juice, green pepper, white onion, oil, garlic, japaleños, salt, and 1/3 cup of water in a medium bowl and whisk until the salt is dissolved.

For the pork belly: Place the pork belly in the mojo and marinate for 1 hour.

Bring 7 cups water to a boil in a large pot. Add the pork belly and cook for 45 to 50 minutes. Drain and let cool for 20 minutes.

Deep-fry the pork belly until golden brown.

For the patacon: Deep-fry the plantains until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Place the fried plantains on a table in a straight line. Place a cheesecloth on top and use a rolling pin to mash plantains. Cool for 30 minutes, then fry again before serving.

For the rice: Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in the rice and salt and reduce the heat to medium low. Cover and cook until the rice is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

For the guacamole: Scoop the avocado flesh into a low serving bowl and mash with a fork. Add the olive oil, lime juice, jalapeño and some cilantro; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

For the pico de gallo: Put the tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, olive oil, lime juice and some cilantro in a mixing bowl; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

To assemble: Arrange the deep-fried pork belly on the patacon. Serve with a side of rice, guacamole and pico de gallo. 

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

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