Yuca with Mojo
- 2.5 pounds fresh or frozen yuca
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 5-6 garlic coves
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 medium onion sliced thin, sweet or yellow
- 6 cups water
- red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
Yuca has a neutral taste, similar to a potato, but when yuca is paired with this mojo sauce, it's fireworks! While both are starchy tubers, a yuca's texture is completely different than that of a potato. A yuca is somewhat fibrous, and that is why a yuca with mojo side dish is so delicious - the sauce gets into the yuca's nooks and crannies, a texture that the smooth potato lacks.
If you cannot find fresh yuca, the frozen alternative is a solid alternative that does not compromise the taste or texture much at all.