I love Yautia, which is a root vegetable used a lot in Puerto Rican cooking. You can boil it and mash it instead of potatoes, or leave it whole and slice in discs or cut in squares and drizzle olive oil all over it, or Escabeche it. Well, it is so versatile.
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: Under 30 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $11.06 or $5.53 per serving
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: Gluten Free
2 cod filets ($4.00)
2 med size Yautias, peeled, rinsed and cut in cubes 1” each ($1.50)
2 c. Brussels Sprouts, bottoms & outer leaves removed, cut in half or quarters ($2.25)
2 c. Kale, rinsed, spin dry chopped ($1.00)
2 Shallots, chopped ($1.00)
6 Garlic, chopped (.40)
2 large scallions, chopped the greens included (.20)
¼ c. Angie’s basting olive oil ($1.20)
1 ½ tbsp. Angie’s dry seasoning (.25)
Chives flowers (or any other edible flower) (0)
Pat dry and season the cod filets with 1 ½ tbsp. of basting olive oil and my dry seasoning to-taste. Refrigerate.
Prepare the Yautia as indicated in the Ingredients above, then soften them in lightly salted water, and when soft/tender, drain and set aside.
Pan sear the Brussels sprouts until tender and brown and set aside.
In the same skillet with a bit of my basting olive oil, sauté the shallots, chopped garlic and scallions until golden brown. Season to-taste. Then add the kale and cook until just a bit wilted. Remove and set aside.
In the same skillet, sauté the cod in its own marinate for few minutes until it is golden and the meat is sort of white. Remove set aside.
In the same skillet where you cook the cod, if needed add more basting olive oil, add the Yautia cubes and more scallions. Sauté until the flavors come together and the Yautia looks golden. Remove. Time to plate all your ingredients. Enjoy!
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
Angie’s Basting Olive Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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