Picante de Yuca is a dish most associated with the country of Ecuador but also enjoyed in some regions of Peru.
Not your traditional Peruvian recipe but delicious in it's own right.
Try the picante de yuca recipe below and let us know what you think.
- 10 Hot Red or Green Peppers, Seeded & Chopped
- 1 Cup Olive Oil
- 1/2 lb Spanish Fresh Cheese, Queso Fresco or Queso Blanco
- 2 lbs. Cassava (Yucca) Root, Peeled & Sliced
- 2 Hard Boiled Eggs, Sliced
- Black Olives
- Lettuce Leaves
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
Put the cheese, peppers and oil into a food processor and process until it is a heavy cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Boil the cassava root (yucca) in salted water until it is tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and arrange the slices on a serving platter. Pour the sauce over the yucca while they are still hot.
Garnish the platter with the olives, eggs and lettuce leaves.