I am looking for ideas of different things to do with Yucca Root? Any ideas? Thanks!!
How is this?
Grilled Yucca with Coconut Cream
There’s been an explosion of interest in yucca root lately (see photo). Many people have seen it in stores and wondered what it is. Often called yucca wax (because it’s coated with wax to preserve the freshness), yucca is also called cassava, and it’s what tapioca is made from. Yucca is used in many Thai desserts, and it’s especially good grilled.
1 pound yucca root (cut into 4 inch sections and peel the skin)
1/2 pound coconut sugar (also called palm sugar)
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
2 pandan leaves
4 cups water
1 cup coconut cream
1 tablespoon rice flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
In a saucepan, heat up coconut sugar, vanilla sugar, pandan leaves and water. Cook until sugar turns to a syrup, approximately 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
In a sauce pan, add coconut cream, rice flour and salt and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Grill yucca over charcoal at medium-high heat for 20 minutes, turning occasionally to prevent burning. Remove from grill and flatten the yucca with a rolling pin. After removing the inedible center stem, place the yucca on a serving platter and pour the syrup and coconut cream on top.
Yield: 8 servings
Yucca Root Shampoo
Dig or purchase the yucca roots. Chop into small pieces and pulverize into a pulp (using a hammer or blender). When the substance has changed from white to pale amber, it is ready to use. You can dry for later use by spreading the material on a clean surface in the sun until all moisture has evaporated. The pulp should no longer feel sticky.
When using this shampoo, make sure that your hands are free from grease, or the shampoo won’t lather. Place a small amount of the root in a cheesecloth bag. Wet and lather to wash hair. Leaves the hair shiny and silky
Heres a few i found you might want to try
Caribbean Yucca Fries
4 cups yucca root, peeled,cut into shoestring size pieces about 2 Â½ inches long
vegetable oil, as needed (for deep frying)
salt and black pepper
Mango habanero ketchup
1 cup tomato ketchup
1/2 cup mangoes, very ripe,peeled,pit removed,and diced
1/2 teaspoon habanero peppers, outside of pepper chopped (optional)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Heat tall deep-fry pot halfway with vegetable oil to 325 degrees F.
Add 1 c.
yucca fries to the oil at a time and fry for about 2Â½ minutes or until golden brown, cooked through, and crisp.
Drain on paper towels, and season to taste.
Repeat with three other batches.
For ketchup: Combine all ingredients in blender, puree until smooth.
Serve with yucca fries.
Note: I would dry yucca with paper towels well before frying.
Yucca With Garlic Mojo
2 lbs yucca root, peeled,halved,and xx,cut bite-sized cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
7 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 lemons, juice of
1/2 bunch cilantro, leaves only,finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, cored,seeded,xx,cut fine julienne
In a large saucepan, combine the yucca with enough water to cover by at least 2 inches and add the salt.
Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes, until the yucca is fork-tender but still intact.
Drain the yucca in a colander.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the yucca and stir occasionally for 5 minutes, until slightly browned.
Add the garlic and lemon juice and toss to coat the vegetables evenly.
Cook for 2 minutes, just to release the aroma of the garlic, and add the cilantro and bell pepper julienne.
Toss again just to mix and transfer to a warm serving platter.
Tomatoes And Yucca Root Relish On Snapper
1 cup peeled yucca root; finely chopped
1 onion; halved and thinly sliced
1 cup carrots; julienne-cut
1 cup zucchini; julienne-cut
2 large tomatoes; chopped
2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 lb red snapper fillets; thawed if frozen
2 tb butter or margarine; melted, - optional
Preheat oven to 350F (175C). In steamer basket over simmering water, cook
yucca root, onion and carrots 8 to 10 minutes or until nearly tender. Add
zucchini; steam 2 minutes more. In a medium bowl, toss together steamed
vegetables with tomatoes, thyme, bay leaf, salt and cayenne pepper. In a
lightly oiled shallow baking dish. arrange fish fillets. Cover and bake 15
minutes. Spoon vegetable mixture over fillets; return to oven. Bake 10 to
15 minutes more or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
Drizzle with butter or margarine. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Vegetable Topped Snapper: Of course, you can substitute any firm whitefish for red snapper
Yucca Root Soup Or Manioc Soup
1 yucca root, peeled and cut into pieces
5 teaspoon organic gourmet veggie broth
5 cups water (more if needed to cover the veggies
2 onions, chopped and sauteed in some broth
salt and pepper to taste
Boil the yucca root pieces in the broth until tender (about 20
minutes) along with the sauted onion pieces.
When tender, put into the blender a portion at a time.
It thickens by itself. Add salt and pepper to taste.
It made about 4-5 good sized bowls of soup. Serve with some good