Yuca Con Mojo

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Yield: 8-12 servings

Yuca is another one of the root vegetables that are staples in Cuba. It’s a mainstay dish at parties and at holiday gatherings such as Christmas Eve.


1 1/2 pounds yuca, peeled, halved and cut into chunks (Frozen yuca 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

-Place yuca in a saucepan; add water until yuca is just covered.
-Add salt and lime juice, and bring to a boil.
-Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until tender – about 30 minutes. Drain.
-Remove the “woody” or fibrous core from the center of the yuca.
-Mash garlic cloves into salt with mortar and pestle.
-Add garlic, lemon juice, and onions to olive oil in a separate saucepan, heat until bubbling, and then pour over yuca.

Toss the yuca and all ingredients lightly while continuing to sauté over medium heat until barely browned, but not crisp!

Recipe from http://icuban.com/food/yuca_con_ajo.html

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