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Video: Puerto Rican Appetizers: Tostones Rellenos

What's cooking in St. Louis? Four delicious appetizers.

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Allrecipes cook Nelly prepares four Puerto Rican appetizers using the humble plantain. She begins with tostones rellenos stuffed with picadillo (seasoned ground beef) and cheese. These are great as a side dish or appetizer! Aranitas (little spiders) come out crunchy and look so pretty on the plate. Remember to season them as soon as they come out of the oil. Mofongo is made of mashed green plantains with garlic, olive oil, and pork rinds or bacon. It goes well with chicken or fish broth and can be stuffed with garlic shrimp, carne frita, or octopus salad. And finally, Nelly makes quick, easy, and delicious shrimp served over white rice or mofongo. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Nelly’s Tostones Rellenos.

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May 2, 2014 6:42 am
Very interesting and easy I had fun watching your video
Mar. 12, 2013 1:33 pm
I loved the video and will try all. Thank you so much.
Feb. 8, 2013 11:49 am
It's a good thang. bay
Aug. 6, 2012 9:56 pm
Nelly ~ loved watching the video, but even better than that was meeting you in person at the AR Birthday Celebration in Seattle.
Jul. 29, 2012 10:36 am
The tostones rellenos look fabulous! I can't wait to give it a try!
Jun. 18, 2012 8:45 am
Just like when I was younger. Thank you!!!
May 1, 2012 11:55 am
My husband is Puerto Rican, so we also make the tostones & Mofongo, but I did not know about the other 2 ways to use the plantains. I will definitely be trying those :)
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