As we all know, I’m no Martha Stewart or Betty Crocker (unfortunately!) But lucky for me, I married one! (In a 33-year-old man’s body!) So usually, I get treated to dinner every night. I know, a dream come true, huh?! Well, since I’m on summer vacation now and home every day, I decided to start my hand at learning to cook and have dinner ready for Mr. R, instead of him having to work all day and THEN come home and cook!
Well, for my “Welcome to Summer” meal, I decided to incorporate the Goya Frozen Yuca that the friendly folks at Goya had sent our way, since it’s a Cuban staple and something Mr. R would absolutely love!
Now, this bag is 80 oz, so of course I only made 1/2 the bag (and we still have a huge tupperware full of it in the fridge! For those of you that haven’t had yuca, you can eat it a few different ways- fried, mashed, or boiled, with garlic sauce. That was the recipe I decided to try, which ended up being super easy to make! To go along with the Yuca with Garlic Sauce, I made spicy mango chicken breasts with sautéed peppers and black beans.
Since the chicken and beans were pretty easy to make, let’s focus on the yuca! Making the frozen yuca was so easy. The directions are on the bag, and if you follow them to a T you should be golden!
- Bring salted water to a boil
- Add yuca (water should cover the yuca by 2 inches)
- Let boil for 30 minutes or until tender
- ½ cup GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 tbsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic, or 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- ½ tsp. GOYA® Red Wine Vinegar
- 1/8 tsp. salt, or to taste
- 1/8 tsp. GOYA® Oregano Leaf
- In medium saucepan over low heat, add olive oil, garlic, vinegar, salt and oregano. Heat, stirring occasionally, until you just begin to smell garlic, about 5 minutes. (Do not allow liquid to simmer or garlic to brown.)
- To serve, transfer yuca to serving dish, top with mojo sauce.
So there you have it- a new side dish you’ve probably never made before, but definitely should! Thanks to Goya, this frozen veggie is an easy, delicious side and their online recipe center made this such a cinch to cook!
Hey, for not cooking much, this doesn’t look half bad, eh?
Disclaimer: This post was made possible by Goya. Although I received product in exchange for my review, all opinions are my own.
tara pittmanMay 28, 2015 at 3:48 pm
I have never tried yuca. Is it like a potato?
amanda23rodriguezMay 30, 2015 at 10:35 pm
Yes, kind of! It’s pretty plain tasting, which is why the garlic sauce is essential!
JamieMay 28, 2015 at 7:55 pm
I honestly can say i’ve never tried yuca, but you’ve made it look so easy! Thanks!