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Carnitas & Avocado Salsa Stuffed Plantain Cups

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Melissa Jackson-Levine

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Carnitas & Avocado Salsa Stuffed Plantain Cups

Carnitas, Salsa Roja

Easy and delicious Carnitas & Avocado Salsa Stuffed Plantain Cups are the perfect appetizer for your next party or family gathering.

Serves 6

15 Minutes

15 Minutes

  • 2 green plantains
  • 1/2 pack Del Real Carnitas
  • 1 hass avocado, diced
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1/4 medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 can sweet corn
  • 1/2 can sliced pineapple. diced
  • 2 tbsp Del Real Foods salsa roja
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp pineapple juice
  • salt to taste

Peel and cut green plantains into 3 pieces each then soak in water for 5 minutes. While plantains are soaking, combine corn, onion, green pepper, tomato, pineapple and mix well. Add avocado, lime juice, pineapple juice and salsa roja to corn mixture. Gently stir to combine. Heat oil in deep frying pan. Remove plantains from water and pat dry. Once heated add plantains and cook for 5-7 minutes or until fully cooked, turning once. Remove plantains from oil and place on paper towel to remove excess oil. Use a lemon juicer to mash each piece a plantain into the shape of a cup. You can choose to return cups to oil and fry for 2-3 minutes or leave as is. Heat carnitas according to package directions. Once heated, place half of the carnitas in a separate bowl. Shred thoroughly then add half the avocado salsa mixture. Stir to combine. Spoon carnitas and avocado salsa into plantain cups until full. Garnish with Spanish paprika.