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Elida Proenza's Yuca Con Mojo

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Category: Mexican, Salads

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Yuca
  • Salt
  • 1 sm White onion, sliced as
  • -thinly as possible
  • For the Mojo:
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 1/3 ts Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 ts Black pepper
  • 4 tb Lime juice of sour orange
  • -juice (Naranja agria)
  • 2 tb Olive oil


Cut the yuca into 2-in pieces and peel with a paring knife. Cut the large
pieces in half so that all are of uniform size. Bring ar least 2 quarts
salted water to a boil. Add the yuca and cook for 20 minutes or until
cracks begin to appear in the center (of the yuca) Add 1 c cold water. Cook
the yuca for 5-10 more minutes, or until very soft.

Meanwhile, make the mojo. Finely chop the garlic, and, in a mortar and
pestle, pound it to a paste with the salt and pepper. Stir in the lime
juice and correct the seasoning. Just before serving, heat the olive oil in
a small frying pan and pour it into the garlic mixture. Stand back - it may

Drain the yuca and pull out any fibers. Arrange on a platter or plates and
pour the hot mojo on top. Garnish the yuca with thinly sliced onion and

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