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Allrecipes cook Nelly prepares four Puerto Rican appetizers using the humble plantain. She begins with tostones rellenos stuffed with picadillo (seasoned ground beef) and cheese. These are great as a side dish or appetizer! Aranitas (little spiders) come out crunchy and look so pretty on the plate. Remember to season them as soon as they come out of the oil. Mofongo is made of mashed green plantains with garlic, olive oil, and pork rinds or bacon. It goes well with chicken or fish broth and can be stuffed with garlic shrimp, carne frita, or octopus salad. And finally, Nelly makes quick, easy, and delicious shrimp served over white rice or mofongo. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Nelly’s Tostones Rellenos.