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