Machuquillo de Platanos


  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3 barely ripe (slightly yellow) to semi-ripe (yellow with some spots) plantains
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • ¼ pound rindless meaty salt pork or thick-sliced bacon
  • about 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove

1. Mince garlic and in a small cup combine with 2 tablespoons oil. Let garlic mixture stand, covered and chilled, 1 to 2 hours. 2. Cut salt pork or bacon into 1/4-inch dice and in a small bowl combine with 1 cup water. Let salt pork or bacon stand 30 minutes and drain. 3. In a small heavy sauce...

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