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Cod Filled Tostones

Cod Filled Tostones
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4
Tostones or fried plantain slices are a typical dish in many Latin American countries, especially in Central America and the Caribbean. On the island of Puerto Rico and in the Dominican Republic, green plantains are a favorite side dish for almost every meal. Plantains can be prepared fried as tostones (patacones), filled, or cooked with meat as mangu or mofongo (savory garlic plantains.) We’ll never lose a plantain, even if they get too ripe; they can filled with ground beef to make canoas, simply fried (amarillos), or served in syrup (plátanos en almíbar).

Ingredients

  • 3-4 green plantains
  • 1 lb cod, descaled and deboned
  • 1 medium sized onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1/2 whole red bell pepper
  • 1/2 whole orange bell pepper
  • 1/2 whole orange bell pepper
  • 3 green onions (stem only), finely chopped
  • 6 filled olives, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying

Directions

  • 1
    Heat the frying oil to medium-high heat.
  • 2
    Peel and cut the plantains into slices 1 1/2- to 2-inches thick.
  • 3
    Fry them in the oil for four to six minutes on each side. Use a fork to check that they’re ready; the plantain slices should be tender inside.
  • 4
    Remove and let any excess oil drain off over a paper towel. Press the fried slices in the tostonera mold to form “shallow cups.”
  • 5
    Fry the pressed tostones for a second time until golden-brown and completely firm.
  • 6
    Place again over a paper towel to remove the excess oil.
  • 7
    For the Stewed Cod: Sauté the onions and garlic, then add the tomato sauce. Let cook for 15 minutes and add-in the bell peppers, olives and green onion. Remove from heat and fill the fried plantain “cups.”

Expert Tips

  • You can also use other types of fillings, like seafood, vegetable, chicken or beef for this recipe.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Tostones or fried plantain slices are a typical dish in many Latin American countries, especially in Central America and the Caribbean. On the island of Puerto Rico and in the Dominican Republic, green plantains are a favorite side dish for almost every meal. Plantains can be prepared fried as tostones (patacones), filled, or cooked with meat as mangu or mofongo (savory garlic plantains.) We’ll never lose a plantain, even if they get too ripe; they can filled with ground beef to make canoas, simply fried (amarillos), or served in syrup (plátanos en almíbar).
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