Cuban Yucca Con Mojo de ajo

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 20.0
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g

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Yucca (Cassava Root) with Garlic Sauce Yucca (Cassava Root) with Garlic Sauce
Number of Servings: 8


    1 1/2 pounds yucca, peeled, halved and cut into chunks (Frozen yucca may be available in Latin markets in your area)
    1 lime (juice from)
    6 cloves garlic mashed into 1 teaspoon salt
    1/3 cup lemon juice
    1/2 cup olive oil
    1 onion, chopped fine


It's best to buy fresh Yucca(Cassava) root in the grocery store as it has much more flavor, but peeling the skin is a hard. So, frozen Yucca is usually available and is a good substitute.


Place yucca in a large pot; add water until yucca is just covered. Add salt and lime juice, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until tender about 30 minutes, Yucca should be firm, but soft enough to cut with a fork. Drain.
In the center there may be rope type strings, and they should be removed core from the yucca.
Mash garlic cloves. Add garlic, lemon juice, and onions to olive oil in a separate saucepan, heat until bubbling, then turn off heat.

Sauté Yucca with about a 1/2 cup of Mojo Sauce over medium heat until barely browned, but not crisp! Serve immediately.

Serving Size: 8-12 servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CUBANITA_QT.

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