You have been asking for it so we will give a preview of the Mofongo we will offer Saturday July 6th at our restaurant at American Tobacco. You can also enjoy the beer garden that is located in the outdoor space formally occupied by Tyler’s Taproom. The beer garden features beers brewed at Rocky Mount Mills incubators (Tarboro Brewing, Koi Pong Brewing Company, BDD Brewing) and is anchored by Hopfly Brewing.
@LilBullBeats will bring his drumset and play a set or two
Time: 3-9p (Food Truck) / 1-9p (Beer Garden)
Parking: 705 Willard Street, Durham, NC 27701
What is Mofongo
Mofongo (Spanish pronunciation: [moˈfoŋɡo]) is a Puerto Rican dish with fried plantains as its main ingredient. Plantains are picked green and fried, then mashed with salt, garlic, and oil in a wooden pilón (mortar and pestle). The goal is to produce a tight ball of mashed plantains that will absorb the attending condiments and have either pork cracklings (Chicharrón) or bits of bacon inside. Most dressings and mixtures include broth, garlic, and olive oil. It is traditionally served with fried meat and chicken broth soup. Particular flavors result from variations that include vegetables, chicken, shrimp, beef, or octopus packed inside or around the plantain orb.
Mofongo’s roots lead to the western African Fufu, mixed with Spanish and Taíno influences. Fufu is made from various starchy vegetables and was introduced to the Caribbean by Africans in the Spanish New World colonies such as Cuba (fufu de plátano), Dominican Republic (mangú), and Puerto Rico (mofongo) this also most likely includes Colombia (cayeye), Amazon region and Peru (tacacho).