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Juanita
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Anyone know of a restaurant on St. Croix that might have Shrimp Mofongo? I tried to call Villa Morales, but their phone seems to be out.
Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : January 1, 2015 12:57 pm
mark825
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You can get it at El Sol.

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Posted : January 2, 2015 4:56 am
speee1dy
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what is mofongo

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Posted : January 2, 2015 10:04 pm
ms411
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A Latin Caribbean food base made with mashed green plantains and seasonings. Usually served with a sauce containing meat or shrimp. There are various sauces like creole, cilantro, garlic, and may be others I don't know about yet.

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Posted : January 2, 2015 10:32 pm
OldTart
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Make up a batch yourself - it's not complicated and freezes well!

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Posted : January 3, 2015 12:51 pm
speee1dy
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thank you. it sounds like the wrong texture for me

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Posted : January 3, 2015 12:53 pm
Alana33
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https://snapguide.com/guides/make-mofongo-con-camarones-al-ajillo/

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Posted : January 3, 2015 1:48 pm
Scubadoo
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Mmmmmm. Anytime we have ordered it (in PR or mainland) you could get it with or without the meat(usually pork)/shrimp mixed in and never had sauce. Lot's of garlic too.

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Posted : January 3, 2015 9:23 pm
Juanita
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My favorite is a little place on Calle Loiza in San Juan. Can't think of the name. I have looked at recipes. Some are quite simple, some are very ingredient heavy. I called El Sol. They do have mofongo sometimes, not always, and they don't have shrimp mofongo, at all. They do have a shrimp in garlic sauce, but not really what I'm looking for.

Someone on STX must have it!! If not, I guess I'll either have to go to San Juan or start cooking.....LOL

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Topic starter Posted : January 5, 2015 12:45 am
Scubadoo
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Keep trying Villa Morales. I'd bet even if they don't have it on the regular menu they'd make it for you with advance request.

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Posted : January 5, 2015 4:02 am
ms411
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I'm pretty sure you can get it here on STT at Rancho Latino. I know they have mofongo just never noticed if they have shrimp. If you know somebody who's coming over, they can bring you some.

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Posted : January 5, 2015 9:08 am
bathiel
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Try El Flamboyant. We've had their mofongo and it's great. If I recall, they offered at least four varieties, including shrimp.

http://www.stcroixthisweek.com/dining/el-flamboyant-2.html

Bernie

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Posted : January 5, 2015 11:21 am
DanielB_STX
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Juanita.......call Angie or JT at Villa Morales 340-772-0556. Angie does most all of the cooking and I'm sure that she would thrilled to make it for you. JT is her husband and a great guy. I was told that JT might have chikungunya but I don't know it for a fact.

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Posted : January 5, 2015 1:19 pm
Juanita
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Just an update....I found shrimp mofongo at El Flamboyant Restaurant on Route 663, near the highway.

OUTSTANDING!! I went with 2 friends and we shared shrimp mofongo, tostones relleno with conch and the pot fish. Each plate was about $20. Lots of food, and my friends from the states were really loving the local beans and rice. We went back again before they left and shared pork chops, fried chicken and beefsteak. Again, tons of food to bring home. Total bill, including drinks (one cocktail, one bottled water and one soda) was $44, plus tip.

It's extremely casual, full bar available, completely open-air, no printed menu....they just tell you what they have, or maybe a chalk board. We had to wait about 30 minutes the first time we went because our food was cooked to order. The second time, we all ordered something that was already prepared, so it was really fast. Very pleasant server and kitchen staff. The only drawback is being right on 663, it gets a lot of truck traffic going by, and Tuesday there was some jerk on a motorcycle "acting up", but hope that was a one time thing.

Can't wait to go again!!

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Topic starter Posted : April 23, 2015 1:46 pm
speee1dy
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glad it was outstanding

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Posted : April 23, 2015 4:58 pm
kakalee
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I had mofongo during my 1st week on STX. I think the restaurant was called El Sol. It was not the best, but certainly not the worst mofongo I have ever had, but since I am a vegetarian I did not check if they could stuff it with shrimp.

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Posted : April 23, 2015 7:22 pm
StCroixBeachBoy
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Great to hear; I hadn't seen it anywhere on island. I love shrimp mofongo; always get my fix in PR. Best I've ever had is in a little place in Luquillo. Went back twice in one week for the same dish.

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Posted : April 24, 2015 2:22 am
Juanita
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Great to hear; I hadn't seen it anywhere on island. I love shrimp mofongo; always get my fix in PR. Best I've ever had is in a little place in Luquillo. Went back twice in one week for the same dish.

My favorite, for mofongo, is a little place on Calle Loiza in San Juan. When in Luquillo, we always go to Lolita's! I know, I know....it's not "real" Mexican food, but I love it. YUM!!!

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Topic starter Posted : April 24, 2015 12:15 pm
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