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Mackerel Plantain Tostones

  • 25 min
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  • 2 green plantains
  • ½ cup vegetable oil, for frying
  • sea salt
  • 1 can (4.4 oz) mackerel in olive oil La Sirena
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced (cured optional)


  1. Mix the tuna, tomato, and cilantro in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Peel the plantains and slice 1” thick into diagonal.
  3. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat, add oil and plantain slices and cook until golden.
  4. Use a tostonera to flatten the fried plantains or place a plate over them and press down.
  5. Return the plantains to the hot oil and fry 1 minute on each side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Add sea salt.
  6. Add 1 tbsp of the mix of tuna on top of each plantain. Add the sliced onion and black pepper.

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