Sides » Garlicky Mashed Plantains
Versions of this dish are seen throughout cuisines where plantains, yuca and breadfruit are abundant. John Verlinden of Mucho Gusto whips up "fufu," the Cuban version of boiled, mashed plantains with a garlicky condiment called Mojo Criollo. This simple yet substantial side dish is great served with meat and fish. Similar dishes are prominent in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and other Spanish New World colonies and are called or "mofongo" or "mangú."