Boiled Yucca with Mojo
Yucca, also known as cassava, is a Latin American root vegetable with a potato-like flavor and texture that is very absorbant, so it easily takes on the flavor of any other ingredients combined with it when baked, boiled, or sauteed. Mojo is the signature marinade of Cuba.
- 1 quart water
- 1 pound yucca root peeled and cut into wedges
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce, low sodium low-sodium
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
- 1/2 cup garlic minced
- 1/2 cup onion peeled and diced
- 3 limes juiced
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves picked and chopped
- 2 tablespoons Italian parsley leaves picked and chopped
- 1/2 jalapeno seeded and thinly sliced
- In a large pot, bring the 1 quart of water to a boil, and add yucca wedges, soy sauce, and black pepper. Boil till yucca is soft, about 20 minutes. Drain and keep hot.
- Blend all Mojo ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Spoon over yucca wedges.