One of my favorite dishes. Yucca is a delicious root vegetable – much like a potato – which is rich in carbohydrates, fiber, folate, vitamin C, and potassium. Yucca is also known as Cassava root. The Mojo Sauce adds a lemony-garlic flavor to top it off. Thanks to my aunt Isabel for this recipe.
Let me know if you like this recipe. Enjoy!
Peel and clean 1-1/2 lbs of fresh Yucca root, halved and in chunks. Boil in water for about 5 minutes. Pour in cold tap water to shock it into softness (“El Susto”), continue to boil until tender to a fork.
1 teaspoon salt
1 lime juice
6 garlic cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
1 onion, chopped fine
Mash garlic cloves into salt with mortar and pestle (or use food processor).
Add garlic, lemon juice, and onions to olive oil in a separate pan, heat until bubbling, then pour over yucca.
Toss yucca & sauce “lightly” cooking to saute over medium heat; till barely brown but not CRISP!
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