Cassava, otherwise known as manioc, mandioc, or yuca in Peru is a carbohydrate root food that has high fiber content, and the leaves are a valuable source of protein. It is long and ugly – looks sort of like a big fat sausage with rough outer skin. It is very important to make sure you are buying SWEET cassava, not bitter, because bitter cassava has leaves that contain cyanide, and we don’t want anybody out there meeting their end by the hands of a root, do we?
Anyway, since cassava is pretty bland by itself, its best served with a dipping sauce rich in flavor, which is why I’m throwing in my secret recipe for Cuban Mojo on the site as well. Just follow the link below if you’re feeling inspired. Enjoy and good luck!
Click here for my Vegan Cuban Mojo recipe, which is a great dipping sauce to serve with these tasty treats!