Frozen Vianda

9 Aug

I mentioned you on my Yuca Alcapurrias post that if you did not have the equipment, muscle or simply, like me, you’re too lazy to grind yuca all by yourself… you can certainly use frozen ground masa already available at supermarkets.

I visited the supermarket the other day with camera on hand to show you the different kinds of masas available for you already…

You see, on the left,  you have masa for alcapurrias and/or pasteles… you also have ground yautía by itself which would be delicious for these yautía fritters Mili and I used to make at the Center. You also have masa made from green banana, great to make little dumplings and boil into a soup.

In this other photo, you can see the ground yuca in the center… flanked by yautía and green banana. These are just made from another company.

These are available in all major supermarkets in Puerto Rico… but I have also seen these in supermarkets in Miami.

If you rather make boiled yuca to eat with Cuban mojo, there’s also convenient yuca cut into pieces ready to boil. This is the kind I usually buy when I need to get my Cuban fix at home. At the Yoga Center we peel yucas. At home, I just boil the frozen stuff!!!!


14 Responses to “Frozen Vianda”

  1. comola August 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Wow!! I didn’t know there was ground yuca!! Will tell my mom- the cook! 🙂

    #LLBlog Love

  2. Comiendo en LA August 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Me encanta la Yuca!! Tanto que creo que prefieor yuca que papa Lol

  3. Uchi August 9, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    mmm que ricooooo!

  4. The Duo Dishes August 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Yep, we have some great markets here with those same products. We made a dish with yuca once and actually grated the real thing. Too much work, but a good experience. Frozen is a good way to go.

  5. nina August 9, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    i love yuca con chicharon con un poco de chilito!! 😉

  6. sybaritica August 10, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    I’d like to see the frozen type!

    • KarmaFree Cooking August 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

      that’s what’s featured in the pictures…

      • sybaritica August 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

        Sorry … what I meant to say was that I would like to see them in a store where I live 🙂

      • KarmaFree Cooking August 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

        Ahhhhhhhh, sorry for misunderstanding!!! Where do you live??? Are you sure these products are not available in your “neck of teh woods”???

      • sybaritica August 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

        Pretty sure … I live on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. We recently had fresh Yucca for the first time a while ago… haven’t seen it since and I don’t expect to see the frozen variety anytime soon 😦

      • KarmaFree Cooking August 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

        OMG!!!! it’s so nice to know we have readers from so far north!!!! I love Canada and have many Canadian friends, But unfortunately can’t say I have visited that far north. At least not yet!!! I was in the Quebec Province – Quebec City and Montreal – last February. Have you read my articles on my finds/visit??? Please enjoy,


  7. Adriana Martin (@AsBestRecipes) August 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Using frozen viandas is easy and save time, totally using yuca this weekend! Great post, congrats!

  8. Maria August 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Great time saving tip!! I have a hard time them locally but I’m going to search a little more now. Great post!!

  9. Cherrie August 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    omg- i haven’t had Yucca in forever!! I know what is going to be on my ‘to eat’list this weekend!!!

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