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yuca con mojo [Jun. 3rd, 2004|05:16 pm]


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i used to love this when my ex's mom made it for me. i got a craving for it and found this recipe at recipecottage.com. so far as i can tell, this looks pretty close to the home made version i enjoyed, although when she couldn't find the oranges - ex/mama used fresh lemon juice. i'm off to the farmer's market now!

Yuca con Mojo
(Cuban recipe)

Cooking the cassava:
Peel the cassava and cut into one inch slices. Halve or quarter each slice.
Put in a pot and cover with water. Bring to boil. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes until cassava is soft, like a boiled potato.

Mojo Sauce:
3 cloves garlic
1/3 cup olive oil
juice from 1/2 a sour orange*
1/2 tsp salt

Crush the garlic. Peel and mince. In a small skillet heat the olive oil.
Add garlic and saute for one minute. Add the orange juice and salt and saute another 15 seconds. Pour over boiled cassava.

* - If sour orange is not available in your area you can use equal amounts of orange juice and lime juice. My estimate would be about 2 tablespoons of each type of juice.

[User Picture]From: julesong
2004-06-03 02:44 pm (UTC)
I've never had cassava, that I know of. Is it sweet or savory?
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[User Picture]From: esoterikgardin
2004-06-03 03:45 pm (UTC)


cassava is very bland, to be honest, on it's own. not really sweet or savory. it's sort of potato-like in taste, but the texture is a little more fibrous. but with this garlicky sauce - it's absolutely delicious. i'm making this tonight - if the recipe is not up to par, i will post ammendments. :-9
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[User Picture]From: esoterikgardin
2004-06-04 09:34 am (UTC)


less oil - i used 1/4 cup and it was fine. salt to taste...
and they neglect to mention how much yuca this recipe will adorn. my guess would be at least 2lbs. i used the orange/lime juice combo and it came out really well. no sour oranges available this time of year, i suppose. pity.
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[User Picture]From: filthy_lily
2004-07-20 11:49 am (UTC)
that sounds soo good, I can't wait to try it!
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