Cuban Yuca con Mojo Recipe (Yucca with Garlic Sauce)

Cubans love to eat yuca with many of their meals. But it is mostly a side dish when eaten with roast pork.  The most common way of cooking it is by boiling it and then garnishing it with mojo, which is a garlic type of sauce.

Yuca is the root of the cassava plant and it is grown in many countries of Latin America as well as Africa and China.

Here is a recipe for Yuca con Mojo.


4 medium-sized yucas

Cut them 1 to 1 ½ inches thick

Mojo (You can make this or purchase it already made)

2 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley

In a large saucepan over medium heat, simmer the yuca covered in saltwater until they become tender. Takes about 25 to 30 minutes. The drain.

Place the yuca in a serving bowl, add the garlic (mojo) sauce, and sprinkle with the parsley.

Serve and enjoy.


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