I was great fun to try out this new ingredient, and of my first three experiments with yuca, one was an amazing success, yuca dough garlic knots, one was mainly a flop- strawberry swirls, and the third was ok, but could have been better- yuca crust pizza.
Then I bought yuca again, because I wanted to try to make gnocchi with them. But I was feeling really lazy and it just sat and sat and sat in my fridge until it was nearly going off. Today I said that I needed to use them up before I had to throw them out and waste all that money, so I put it to use. Not one way, but many!
You see, I really wanted to include a gnocchi recipe in my foraging cookbook, but I wanted to make it accessible for people on all sorts of different diets, and I thought including a foraged greens gnocchi made with yuca so it is both paleo and vegan would just hit the spot... but since I was already making the gnocchi as is, I decided to try it out a few different ways.
Actual recipe will have to come another day, maybe tomorrow, but for now, pics and descriptions:
Fried paleo vegan yucca gnocchi made with amaranth and lambsquarters greens.
More of the aforementioned gnocchi, though this time not plain- sauted with onions and mushrooms and more amaranth and lambsquarters.
The same gnocchi recipe, only boiled, not baked, and then topped with a sauce made by blending olive oil with white top (a type of mustard) flowers and wild allium (onion/garlic family) flowers and salt, plus cherry tomatoes.
They all tasted delicious! But if I had to pick a favorite, it probably would be the second and the fourth.
Recipes coming soon!
Ever cooked with yuca before? What did you make with it? How much does yuca cost where you live?