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Steamed Yuca with Mojo

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Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds frozen yuca
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups oregano leaves
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 3/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Steam the yuca in the basket of a vegetable steamer over medium-high heat for 30 minutes.

While the yuca is steaming, puree the garlic, oregano, lime juice, olive oil, orange juice, cumin, salt, and pepper in the jar of a blender or in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve yuca hot with mojo sauce.

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