Bacalao and Verdura
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes
Yields: 4 people
A mix of Puerto Rican tubers including any or all of the following: yuca, yautia, batata, plantain, and regular potatoes.
1 lb of bacalao (salted cod fish)
1 onion (sliced thin)
2 garlic cloves (chopped)
pimento stuffed Spanish olives (roughly chopped)
Prep the bacalao by soaking for up to 4 hours in cold water. (You can do this the day before)
Quickly boil the bacalao for 15 minutes.
While bacalao is boiling, prep the tubers by peeling and cutting into medium-sized chunks.
Pull out the bacalao and shred once cooled but DO NOT discard water.
Throw tubers into the bacalao salted water and boil until done. (Batata and regular potatoes will be done sooner, so fish them out if need be or cut them into bigger chunks in the first place)
In a sauce pan, saute onions in plenty of olive oil. Once softened add garlic, olives, capers, and the shredded bacalao.
Plate by putting the tubers on a plate and smothering with the bacalao mixture. If too dry, drizzle a little more olive oil.
A nice ripe avocado is a great accompaniment.