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Yuca (Cassava) with Garlic Sauce

Yuca (Cassava) with Garlic Sauce

— 1 ½ pounds yuca, peeled, halved and cut into chunks
(Frozen yuca may be available in Latin markets in your area)
— 1 teaspoon salt
— Juice of a few limes (split this in half)
— 6 cloves garlic, mashed into 1 teaspoon salt
— ½ cup olive oil
— 1 yellow onion, chopped

Place yuca in a pot and add enough water to cover the yucca
Add salt and the first half of lime juice, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until tender (appx. 30 minutes)
Drain and remove any hard parts from the center of the yuca
Mash garlic cloves into salt with mortar and pestle
Add garlic, second half of lime juice, and onions to olive oil in a separate saucepan, heat until bubbling, and then pour over yuca
Toss the yuca and all ingredients together while cooking medium heat until barely browned.


Yuca: is popular for parties and at holiday gatherings like Christmas Eve

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