Surprise mom this year with this amazing recipe for “Tropical Bowls”.
Made with one of our absolute favorite ingredients to add that special touch & a whole lot of flavor to any dish. Tropical Queso De Freír @tropicalcheese.
Watch AnaQ & her mom make these delicious bowls together.
2- 10 oz. Tropical Queso De Freir cut into ¾ to 1 inch cubes
1- 18 oz. container Tropical Crema Centroamericana
3 cups cooked long-grain white rice
3 cups cooked black beans
2 to 2 ½ pork butt (boston butt) in 2-inch cubes
2 cups mojo style marinade
2 Hass avocados cubed
1 bunch fresh cilantro finely chopped
1 large Spanish onion thinly sliced
Fried Sweet Plantains (maduros)
2 cups of corn or canola oil
In a large bowl or resealable bag, combine pork cubes and mojo. Allow to marinate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight. In a large deep skillet. Heat 1 c of oil over medium-high heat. Remove pork from marinade & discard marinade. Place pork carefully into hot oil & brown lightly and evenly on all sides. Reduce temperature to low, cover & continue cooking for 40- 45 minutes until soft and tender, checking & stirring occasionally. Uncover @ increase heat to medium-high, cook, stirring frequently until most of the liquid is absorbed & the pork is nice & crispy. Watch closely so that it doesn’t get too dark. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a separate skillet. Heat the remaining cup of oil over medium to medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the Tropical Queso De Freir in a single layer. Watch closely, stirring frequently until cheese is golden brown and lightly crispy. Place on a paper towel-lined platter to drain. Repeat until all the cheese is fried.
In a medium bowl combine the Tropical Crema with the chopped cilantro to taste and stir well (reserve some cilantro for garnish)
In a shallow bowl, place a scoop of white rice & cover with the desired amount of black beans. Add fried pork chunks next & cover with thinly sliced onions then add maduros & avocado. Top with crispy golden Tropical fried cheese & drizzle with crema. Buen Provecho! #tropicalcheese#quesodefreir#mothersday#ad