Yuca With Garlic Sauce (Yuca Con Mojo)

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Yuca Con Mojo
Yuca Con Mojo

For a Miami boy there’s nothing better than some Yuca with your Pollo, white rice and beans. Yuca Con Mojo is one of those traditional Cuban dishes that seems to go with anything. It’s kind of funny but some people aren’t fond of its texture. But I think the infusion of different flavors-especially something like Mojo will change your mind.

Yuca fans know there’s something special about this dish. I always found myself scooping Yuca Con Mojo out of the dish until it was gone!

Yucca With Garlic Sauce

Yuca With Garlic Sauce (Yuca Con Mojo)

Mike Gonzalez
Yuca with Garlic Sauce recipe is a Cuban staple and makes a wonderful side dish.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ lbs yucca root halved & in chunks
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 6 garlic cloves mashed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped fine

Instructions
 

  • Place yucca in a saucepan until yucca is just covered, add salt and lime juice and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender–about 30 minutes.
  • Drain and keep warm.
  • Mash garlic cloves into the salt with mortar and pestle (or use a food processor).
  • Add garlic, lemon juice, and onions to olive oil in a separate pan, heat until bubbling, then pour over yucca.
  • Toss yucca & sauce “lightly” cooking to saute over medium heat; till barely brown but not CRISP!
Keyword Yucca

An Important Note:

The Cassava plant is often called Yuca in Spanish America and in the United States but it is NOT related to the Yucca plant, a shrub in the Asparagaceae family. Cassava, or Yuca, is predominantly consumed in boiled form, but substantial quantities are used to extract cassava starch, called tapioca, which is used for food, animal feed, and industrial purposes.

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