Crab Meat Piononos

45 mins (prep 20)
23 ingredients
6 servings
Originally a cream-filled cake, piononos were named after Pope Pius IX or “Pio Nono” because he loved this confection. Italian immigrants brought different versions to Latin America, such as this savory Puerto Rican one that incorporates two island staples—plantains and seafood. Peppers, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice add depth of flavor to the creamy filling. They are also delicious filled with picadillo (ground beef hash). Serve them as appetizers or for lunch, brunch, or a light supper with Island Mojo.

Categories:  low-calorie , low-sodium ,
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  • 4 very ripe plantains, each cut lengthwise into 3, 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick slices, cooked (fried in oil or baked in microwave*) until tender
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 6 sweet ají peppers, finely chopped or 1/4 cup cubanelle pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon maggi granulated chicken flavor bouillon
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomato
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked crab meat, chopped shrimp or flaked fish
  • ground black pepper and salt to taste (optional)
  • 2 slightly beaten large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) nestlé® carnation® evaporated milk
  • island mojo
  • cooked white rice


Serving Size (7.45 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 26.96 Calories from Fat 23.31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.59g 23.9%
Saturated Fat 0.37g 11.11%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.11mg 0.21%
Sodium 196.52mg 49.13%
Total Carbohydrate 0.81g 1.62%
Dietary Fiber 0.04 g 1.01%
Sugars 0.16 g %
Protein 0.26g 3.17%
Vitamin A 0.2IU% Vitamin C 0.63mg%
Calcium 5.18mg% Iron 0.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
very ripe plantains, chopped green pepper, chopped onion, chopped fresh cilantro, fresh lime juice, chopped fresh tomato, cooked crab meat, ground black pepper and salt, large eggs, cooked white rice