Havana Central's shrimp mofongo, mashed plantains and garlic plated with plenty of nicely cooked shellfish in a hyper-garlicky red sauce. (Jan. 19, 2013) (Credit: Barbara Alper)
Said to have originated in Africa before arriving in the Caribbean, mofongo is a fried mashed plantain dish. Most often, starchy fried plantains, garlic, broth and pork cracklings are pounded together in a mortar called a pilon. Meat is frequently part of the mix; a sauce is served alongside. Here are four Long Island places that do the tradition proud.
Havana Central Restaurant & Bar
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