Important: Yuca root MUST be peeled and cored before it can be consumed.
Yuca root is starchy like a potato but has a hint of sweetness. It pairs well with chilis, cumin, and citrus.
Yuca can be grated, mashed, or fried. French fried yuca is delicious! It can be used in soups and stews or as a dessert mixed with coconut milk.
2 pounds yuca, peeled and sliced lengthwise
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup olive oil
½ onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Place the yuca into a pan and fill with enough water to cover. Stir in salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, cover, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and place yuca on a serving plate.
Meanwhile, place the olive oil, onion, garlic, and lemon juice in a pan. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, then pour the hot olive oil mixture over the yuca. Serve immediately.