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Boiled Yuca with Garlic Sauce


  • 6 medium-size yucas, peeled and cut 1 to 1½ inches thick
  • 1 cup sour orange juice
  • 10 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 cup Spanish olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, optional


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, simmer the yuca, covered in salted water, until very tender, 25 to 30 minutes, and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the garlic sauce, or mojo criollo: mash the garlic and salt into a paste.
  3. Stir in the orange juice.
  4. In a saucepan, heat the oil just to a boiling point and remove it from the heat.
  5. Whisk in the orange juice mixture until well blended.
  6. Transfer the yuca to a serving bowl or platter, and toss with the garlic sauce.
  7. Sprinkle with the parsley, if desired.
  8. Serve immediately.