You can listen to this interesting talk on hydrogen cyanide (found in cassava) from the Royal Society of Chemistry: http://www.rsc.org/images/CIIE_Hydrogen_Cyanide_tcm18-207261.mp3
1 large handful of cassava leaves, washed well, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 C chopped onion or shallots
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 C ground wild boar
1 to 1 1/2 Tbsp fish sauce (or according to your taste)
1/4 tsp raw sugar
3 C water (plus more if needed)
1) In a blender puree the cassava leaves in 1 cup water. May use a mortar and pestle to pound the leaves to a pulp.
*May substitute wild boar for another meat.
*I served this meal with hot steamed rice.
|one large handful of cassava leaves|
|wash the leaves well|
|dried cassava seed and leaves|
|cassava tubers and leaves|