oca recipe; was: Re: [pbs] eureka! oca info

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Wed, 21 Jul 2004 15:29:29 PDT
At 01:34 PM 7/21/2004 -0700, Diane Whitehead wrote:
>I decided to Google for oca recipes and found lots, 
>  According to Cornucopia II, the leaves are edible.  The tubers, 
>after a few days' drying in the sun to reduce oxalic acid, are eaten 
>raw, used in soups or stews, or candied like sweet potatoes.  If they 
>are dried longer, they are eaten with honey or sugar cane as a 

I'm inspired! Here's a recipe I've thought up:

Camarones con Oca

1. Sauté deveined, shelled shrimp in garlic-infused olive oil. Set aside
when shrimp turn pink/red. 
2. Slice oca crosswise into ovals.
3. Clean and stem a handful of cilantro.
4. Mix the oca and cilantro; squeeze over them the juice of a lime.
5. Chop the shrimp roughly.
6. Mix the shrimp with the cilantro-oca-lime mixture.
7. Use the mixture to fill freshly made corn tortillas. 

I'm getting hungry just thinking about it - and the local oca source won't
have any until next week. 

Jim McKenney

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