Craving some Mexican flavors? Try making yuca sudada for a delicious dish with a unique taste! This recipe combines yuca, lime juice, garlic and other spices to create an interesting and tasty meal that's sure to please.
Before you can get cooking, you'll first need to gather up the ingredients and tools needed for this recipe. You will need yuca, lime juice, garlic, as well as additional spices like chili powder or cumin. Additionally, you will also need kitchen tools like a pot for boiling the yuca and a bowl for mixing the ingredients. Make sure to have all of these items on hand before beginning!
Start by soaking the yuca in cold water for 2-3 hours. This will help to remove any excess dirt or debris that may be on the surface. Once the yuca is soft, drain the water and peel the yuca carefully with a sharp knife before cutting into cubes. Discard any fibrous parts from the Peel. Rinse the cubes in cold water to remove any remaining bits of skin before transferring to a boiling pot of water. Boil for about 10 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a vigorous boil. Add the diced yuca and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. To add more flavor, you can drizzle on a few drops of oil, add a pinch of sea salt, or sprinkle some freshly-ground black pepper before serving.
Rinse and peel the yuca, then chop it into small cubes. Since yuca is naturally quite starchy, cutting the smaller pieces will help make sure that all of the nutrient-packed root vegetable cooks evenly and quickly. Once you’ve cubed it up, place the pieces in a bowl and add just enough lime juice to coat the yuca, plus one pressed garlic clove for flavor.
To start your yuca sudada, heat some oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onions and garlic to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes until softened. Once cooked, add the cubed yuca, lime juice, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes or until tender then remove from heat and serve immediately. Enjoy!