Growing Chefs! Ontario Yuca en Mojo

Yuca en Mojo

This yuca recipe made with a simple garlic mojo might just be the most flavourful side dish you’ll ever make!
Serves 4
4 cups yuca, frozen1 head of garlic, minced1/4 cup olive oil1/4 cup chives Salt to taste Pepper to taste
Measuring cupsMeasuring spoonsMixing bowl of various sizesCutting boardChef's knifeMedium frying panBaking sheet lined with parchmentTongsWhiskTasting spoonsDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Preheat an oven to 400°F.

Place the yuca in a pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, checking with a fork when it is tender. As soon as the yuca is pierced by the fork easily, strain from the water.

Mince the garlic very finely and place into a small mixing bowl. Slowly pour the oil into the garlic while whisking very well. This sauce is the mojo.

Chop the chives very finely.

Get Cooking!

Place the drained yuca onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and roast in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes until crispy.

Remove the yuca from the oven and toss with the mojo (oil and garlic sauce). Plate and garnish with chopped chives.