Delicious peruvian meal that you can easily make at home.

Yuca (Fried Yuca puree stuffed with seafood) is a starchy staple vegetable in Latin America and the Caribbean that is used in much the same way as potatoes. In this tasty recipe it is deep fried like French fries, puree or stuffed with seafood. Enjoy this amazing Peruvian recipe

Directions

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Yuca, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 4 oz deveined crawfish tails
  • 4 oz cleaned calamari tubes and tentacles
  • 2 tbsp pasta de Aji Mirasol
  • 2 tbsp sillao
  • 3 tbsp (Basic Peruvian aderezo paste)
  • Finely chopped parsley, to taste
  • Canola oil, as needed
  • Sifted all-purpose flour, as needed

Directions

  • In a medium pot, boil the yuca in salted water until al dente, 15 to 20 minutes. Take care not to overcook the yucca, or it will become too sticky to handle.
  • Drain, remove any fibrous pieces, and immediately pass the yuca through a ricer into a stainless steel bowl.
  • Cool the riced yuca for about 10 minutes before mixing in the oil and eggs. Season with salt, to taste.
  • To prepare the filling, heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook the shrimp, crawfish, and calamari separately, seasoning with salt to taste.
  • Return all of the cooked seafood to the pan and add the pasta de aji mirasol, sillao, and aderezo básico. Cook over moderate heat until the seasonings and seafood are well combined, about 5 minutes. Season with parsley and salt as needed.
  • To assemble the yuquitas, generously coat your hands with canola oil. Flatten a spoonful (about 2 tbsp/30 mL) of the yuca mixture in the palm of your hand. Place about 1 tsp/5 mL of the seafood filling in the center and close all sides, rolling the mixture into a ball with the palm of your hand.
  • Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 375°F.
  • Lightly dust the balls in flour and fry until lightly browned and crispy on all sides, about 4 minute.
  • Serve immediately with salsa criolla or flavored mayonnaise of your choice.

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