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Boiled Cassava

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grated coconut
chili sambal


Put short lengths of peeled cassava into a pan of boiling water with
salt and a teaspoon of turmeric. Cook, uncovered, until tender, about
20 minutes. Test by piercing with a fine skewer after 15 minutes, and
lift out those pieces which pierce easily. Lift each piece as it is
done and put into a colander to drain. Strangely, every piece of
cassava will not cook in the same length of time, and when almost ready
they all develop a split down the centre, lengthways. In the very
middle you will come across a tough, wiry, stringy core, not very
thick, but very strong. Lift this out and discard it. Serve cassava hot
with freshly grated coconut and a hot chili sambal.

 Recipe excerpted from Encyclopedia of Asian Food by Charmaine Solomon (Periplus Editions, 1998)

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