What is it? Still have room after eating all that pork? This hearty starch-and-stew combo — which's basically the unofficial official dish of Puerto Rico —will deliver a gustatory knockout blow.
The details: Island cooks take their rib-sticking-est stew of beef, chicken, pork, or seafood, then mash it together with a pile of plantains, form it into a mound and smother it in garlicky broth. Purists insist that real mofongo can only be made with crispy pork skin as the base, but there are as many variations on the classic recipe as there are kitchens on the island.
The one thing everyone agrees on: Every version of mofongo should be hearty enough to fill you up for days.